Flagpole service, maintenance and LOLER inspections
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In addition to supplying and installing new flagpoles, we also offer a flagpole service, maintenance and LOLER inspections.
(Repairing the flagpole at the church in Glasonbury, Somerset)
When we replace flagpoles, we take the old ones away and dispose of them in accordance with our environmental policy.
Flagpole maintenance services
We provide a full flagpole installation and repair service on all types of flagpoles, at any height, anywhere in the South West of England and Wales. We do work further afield from time to time (see the link on our HOME page for the video of the flagpole we installed on the NIKE flagship building in Paris in early 2020!).
We're happy to help - even if you didn't originally source your flagpole from us.
We offer and deliver a unique customer service, free advice, a repair and maintenance (emergency and standard) service and practical cost effective solutions.
Safety first - tell us what you need and we'll do our best to help you.
Our services team have been in the flagpole (and flag) business since 1969 and have vast experience in all aspects of flagpole installation, inspection and service. We offer advice and practical assistance based on time served experience. (You may be interested to read up on our business background and how it all started HERE.)
Red Dragon Flagmakers are fully insured and produce risk assessments and method reports as required on all installations and maintenance work.
Flagpoles fall within the parameters of the LOLER 1998 regulations – the raising and lowering of materials. The regulations also cover associated wires and shackles, hooks, pole carrier and slings which are classed as lifting equipment and therefore need to be inspected regularly.
(Westminster Palace and flagpole erected by Robin Ashburner, Red Dragon Flagmakers)
At Red Dragon Flagmakers, we provide a comprehensive flagpole inspection testing service which we introduced a number of years ago to meet demand from town and city halls, stately homes and other high profile buildings keen to minimise public liability risks and ensure compliance with the regulations.
(Installation of a new flagpole to Cardiff church)
Many commercial, public and private buildings have their own flags, which come in all shapes and sizes and when affixed to a pole secured to a structure can cause a potential hazard.
The force of the wind on the fabric of the flag and the pole itself can be quite considerable. Our inspection service covers the flag, pole, halyard, pulleys and holding down bolts with function checks and a through visual inspection. After inspection is carried out, we provide a complete report of our findings and a certificate of compliance.
- Safe use of lifting equipment
- Safe use of lifting equipment
- In relation to every thorough examination of lifting equipment
(a) identification of any part found to have a defect which is or could become a danger to persons, and a description of the defect;
(b) particulars of any repair, renewal or alteration required to remedy a defect found to be a danger to persons;}
(c) in the case of a defect which is not yet but could become a danger to persons
(i) the time by which it could become such a danger;
(ii) particulars of any repair, renewal or alteration required to remedy it;
(d) the latest date by which the next thorough examination must be carried out;
(e) where the thorough examination included testing, particulars of any test;
(f) the date of the thorough examination.
- The name, address and qualifications of the person making the report; that he is self-employed or, if employed, the name and address of his employer.
- The name and address of a person signing or authenticating the report on behalf of its author.
- The date of the report.