Tail Lift & Shutter Parts

Vehicle Tail Lift Servicing

We operate 10 fully equipped vans with gas equipment and cutting gear which all carry a comprehensive stock of spare parts. We can service Lifts & Shutters either on-site or at our depots. We can also weight test Lifts at the depots or on-site with our Mobile Weight Test vehicle.

As you, an operator need your vehicle and Tail Lift working 7 days a week, we also offer 24 Hour, 7 Days a Week Breakdown Assistance – Nationwide.

With one number to call, staffed throughout the night. We can help with any Tail Lift or Shutter breakdown.

Contract Servicing for Tail Lifts

We offer fixed price maintenance. This means your Tail Lifts and Shutter Doors can be maintained at the same cost every month.

How It Works – We service the vehicle twice a year (or more if required) and weight test it on the second visit. This qualifies for the LOLER Regulations requirement of tail lift inspections.

You pay the same pre-arranged figure every month – which will also cover any breakdown charges on the Tail Lift and/or Door.

Tail Lift Weight testing

We specialise in the weight testing of lifting equipment with trading standard calibrated weights at our depots or by our specialist Mobile Weight Testing Vehicle at our customers own premises

Vehicle doors

Do you operate a goods vehicle with a Roller Shutter Door?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then we can help. We are specialists in the repair of Wide Lath Wooden Doors, Fridge Doors and Aluminium Shutters. To include the following makes: Henderson, Whiting, JR Industries, Vanguard, Dover and Windsor, etc…

We stock a variety of repair items, such as:

Door Cables, Door Hinges, Door Rollers, Door Locks, Counterbalance Springs & Components, Door Panels (both 15″ Wooden and Aluminium), etc…

Flexible bulkhead repairs

Curtain repairs and parts supplied


LOLER Regulations

LOLER stands for ‘The Lifting Operations and Lifting Regulations 1998‘ which came into force on the 5th December 1998. LOLER replaced existing legal requirements relating to the use of lifting equipment.

What equipment does LOLER cover?
All equipment used at work for lifting or lowering loads. i.e. goods & passengers.

Who do the regulations affect?
Any person responsible for providing or having control over the provision of lifting equipment in the workplace – the duty holder.

What should the duty holder be aware of?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have produced a publication called ‘The Safe Use of Lifting Equipment’ lifting operations and lifting regulations 1998 approved code of practice and guidance (APCPG).

How do I obtain the publication?
By mail order from: HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6FS. Tel: 01787 881165 Fax: 01787 313995

What do the regulations require me to do?
The regulations impose a number or requirements on the duty holder, including that:

The lift operations are carried out and supervised in a safe manner by competent people.

Where equipment is used for lifting people it is suitably marked and safe for that purpose.

Before lifting equipment is used for the first time it is thoroughly examined by a competent person and thereafter at regular intervals.

Who qualifies as a competent person?
A person who has appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment to be examined to enable them to detect actual or potential defects or weaknesses and to assess their importance in relation to the equipment and its installation. i.e: A person holding a service training certificate issued by the manufacturer.

It is essential that the competent person is sufficiently independent and impartial to allow objective decisions to be made.

Does this mean the competent person must be employed by an outside company?
No. But if in-house examiners are used, you must ensure their total impartiality to carry out the examination(s) without ‘fear or favour’.

Are the REGULAR INTERVALS specified?
YES – but you have a choice – you can follow the specified period intervals of at least six months for equipment used for lifting goods OR you can have an examination scheme drawn up and have the equipment examined in accordance with this scheme.

Are there other criteria requiring a thorough examination?

After installation and before put into service (installation and weight test certification).
If re-installed on a different vehicle.
Following exceptional circumstances which may jeopardise the safety of the lift.
Following an accident or dangerous occurrence.
After significant changes in condition of use.
After long periods of use.
How do the regulations relate to other HSE examination?
The requirements of the regulations need to be considered alongside other Health and Safety Law, in particular Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations which contain important duties regarding the preparation of a risk assessment.

How are the regulations enforced?

Each certificate in individually numbered to ensure authenticity.

To begin your programme of compliance with LOLER 98 please call either of the numbers below:

▪ J Coates Leicester 0116 262 3656
▪ J Coates Nottingham 0115 944 1033
▪ J Coates Lutterworth 01788 860 845
or contact us via our J Coates Contact Page