Lifting Equipment

Lifting equipment inspections (LOLER)

We help you to meet your thorough examination requirements under LOLER for lifting equipment 

How often do I need to have a lifting equipment inspection?

Unless there is an examination scheme, specifying other intervals, thorough examinations should be performed every:

  • 6 months, for lifting equipment and associated accessories used to lift people

  • 6 months, for all lifting accessories

  • 12 months, for all other lifting equipment

A thorough examination requires visual examination and functional checks and should be performed by a competent person.

Bureau Veritas - Experts in lifting equipment

Our expert team of inspection engineers operates nationwide to undertake inspections in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. This helps you to achieve and maintain compliance with minimum disruption to your business. Importantly, you can have complete peace of mind in the service you receive from a global leader in testing, inspection and certification.


We also offer a dedicated Mobile Plant Unit, working nationwide to deliver on-hire inspections of Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP), lifting and crane equipment when out on site.

The dutyholder of the equipment has a responsibility to ensure that thorough examinations and inspections are carried out in line with PUWER and LOLER.

Our specialist, experienced Mobile Plant team undertakes on-hire inspections on sites across the UK to help contractors maintain compliance more easily and with confidence.


  • Achieve and maintain compliance with LOLER and PUWER, helping to ensure the safety of your lifting equipment
  • Enable better planning of maintenance and repair programmes to spread costs
  • Gain complete peace of mind from a trusted, independent inspection partner with no financial association to contractors
  • Experienced team with a comprehensive understanding of the latest regulations
  • One supplier to drive efficiency of inspections
  • Expert team of qualified inspection engineers operating nationwide, supported by a central planning team
  • Innovative approach to inspections with online tools to add value including Swift, giving 24/7 access to inspection reports
  • Mobile plant ‘on hire’ facility to support inspections of mobile assets
Gary Keenan

Chief Engineer Mechanical

Bureau Veritas

I take great pride in being able to work as part of the Bureau Veritas team, helping clients to overcome their technical challenges with new and innovative solutions or approaches.

MAIA & Swift - An easy way to manage and control your global inspection process online

As part of our enhanced service – and free for mechanical inspection clients – we offer access to live, accurate and reliable data for all inspection reports using SWIFT, our online reporting system.

Developed in-house by our own team of experts, SWIFT is a web-based portal which gives our safe, secure, 24/7 access to your inspection records, visit reports and equipment lists.

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