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Further to a conversation with some other guys who sub i was wondering how many of you guys and girls loler your kit every 6 months or 12 for rigging kits.

I regularly do my climbing kit and my rigging kits had a couple of inspections now but im toying with the idea of not bothering my arse.

Im no loler inspector but ive been in the game long enough to spot issues and i would retire any kit i thought was suspect.

Also does anyone loler chainsaw strops..???

Never lolerd a tool strop yet...

Should i be..?

I know some will come back with its the law,all kit must be lolerd..its your life on the line,so im prepared for that but im really intereted in the subbie climbers and what they think/do about regular lolers.

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Further to a conversation with some other guys who sub i was wondering how many of you guys and girls loler your kit every 6 months or 12 for rigging kits.
I regularly do my climbing kit and my rigging kits had a couple of inspections now but im toying with the idea of not bothering my arse.
Im no loler inspector but ive been in the game long enough to spot issues and i would retire any kit i thought was suspect.
Also does anyone loler chainsaw strops..???
Never lolerd a tool strop yet...
Should i be..?
I know some will come back with its the law,all kit must be lolerd..its your life on the line,so im prepared for that but im really intereted in the subbie climbers and what they think/do about regular lolers.
TIA


Why not! Save yourself in your insurance payments as well,
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I do it. But I often question why. Not sure what I really gain from it.
But I know there are things I would be fine using that a loler inspector would say no to so it’s good to have an independent check on your kit.
But I do know people that don’t and some have ropes/harnesses that is 10 years old and still climbing on it.
I figure it’s totally up to you mate what you want to do

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14 hours ago, stewmo said:

I do it. But I often question why. Not sure what I really gain from it.
But I know there are things I would be fine using that a loler inspector would say no to so it’s good to have an independent check on your kit.
But I do know people that don’t and some have ropes/harnesses that is 10 years old and still climbing on it.
I figure it’s totally up to you mate what you want to do

Theres no way id climbing on a 10 year old harness or rope,im too much of a shitbag for that madness lol

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I've been subbing since '09 and have had my kit LOLER examined pretty much every six months. As a subby you never know who you might end up climbing for at short notice, and the last thing you want to do is arrive on site and them ask for you LOLER records when you haven't got any. For instance: I subbed to a guy not long after I started subby work, and he was on a contract with fountains. fountains guy came out on the first day I was there and asked for my LOLER records immediately. Some of the other firms I climb for have commercial contract clients that require all subcontractors to hold all relevant insurances and LOLER certs. etc. 

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Ive only been asked to produce documents once and that was proof of loler and my nptc skills card-which i had real problems finding at that point.

Havent been asked to produce documents whilst subbing in last 3 years but i do climb for the same couple of companies regularly.

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As a company we would never let any subbies climb without a indate LOLER, our subbies LOLER's are monitored and they are reminded 4 weeks prior to them expiring

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I try to keep upto date. But I let it lapse last year as I was working in Norway most of the year. Where legislation like loler isn't a thing. So when it came round to working for a new company, for a national trust site. I was without an upto date certificate. Luckily. The contractor had a loler ticket so did it for me! 

 

But I also weekly inspect my kit as I'm a sad act.

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8 minutes ago, Floatlikeabutterfly said:

I try to keep upto date. But I let it lapse last year as I was working in Norway most of the year. Where legislation like loler isn't a thing. So when it came round to working for a new company, for a national trust site. I was without an upto date certificate. Luckily. The contractor had a loler ticket so did it for me! 

 

But I also weekly inspect my kit as I'm a sad act.

Not at all mate,i used to be really vigillant aswell,still am about certain things in my kit

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