Lifting Equipment

Lifting equipment inspections & Testing (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?

For the United Kingdom, unless there is an examination scheme, specifying other intervals, thorough lifting equipment 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 INSPECTIONS & TESTING

Our expert team of inspection engineers operates nationwide to undertake lifting equipment 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.


Duty holders in the Republic of Ireland must achieve compliance with different regulations.

For lifting equipment and work equipment, inspections must be undertaken in line with S.I. No. 299 of 2007 - Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.


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 lifting equipment inspections on sites across the UK to help contractors maintain compliance more easily and with confidence.

BENEFITS of choosing Bureau veritas for your lifting equipment inspections

  • 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 lifting equipment 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 inspection 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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