Cherry Picker Testing

AV Statutory Inspections provides an expert Cherry Picker Inspection Service to ensure your mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are safe and compliant with regulations. Our service includes thorough inspections, maintenance, and certification for cherry pickers, ensuring their optimal performance and safety to comply with all relevant regulations, including the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), and the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Adhering to these regulations is crucial for maintaining safety and operational efficiency.

Cherry pickers, a type of MEWP, are essential for tasks that require elevated work platforms, such as tree work, construction, and maintenance in urban areas. Regular inspections are crucial to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of operators and bystanders. For professional Cherry Picker Inspection Service, contact AV Statutory Inspections. Our team is ready to assist with your inspection needs.

Cherry Picker Inspection Service

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What is a Cherry Picker Inspection?

A cherry picker inspection involves a thorough examination of the equipment to identify any defects or issues that could compromise safety. Inspections cover various aspects of the cherry picker, including mechanical components, structural integrity, and safety features.

Regular inspections are essential to comply with LOLER, PUWER and the Work at Height Regulations 2005, which prioritise collective protection measures over personal fall protection systems. By ensuring your cherry picker is in top condition, you can minimise the risk of accidents and enhance the safety of your operations.

Why is Cherry Picker Inspection is Crucial?

Compliance with LOLER, PUWER, and the Work at Height Regulations is mandatory to ensure the safety of your operations. By adhering to these regulations and standards, you can prevent accidents, ensure safety, maintain efficiency, and remain legally compliant. Cherry pickers are versatile machines used in various industries for tasks that require working at height. However, they can pose significant hazards if not properly maintained. Regular inspections help identify and address issues such as:

  1. Entrapment: Operators can become trapped between the basket and fixed structures, especially in confined overhead areas.
  2. Overturning: The machine may overturn, throwing the operator from the basket.
  3. Falling: Operators may fall from the basket during work activities.
  4. Collision: The cherry picker may collide with pedestrians, overhead cables, or nearby vehicles.

Identifying and mitigating these hazards through regular inspections can prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment.

What is Included in Cherry Picker Inspection?

Our cherry picker inspection service includes:

  • Visual Checks: Daily visual inspections to identify any obvious defects or issues.
  • Regular Inspections: Scheduled inspections to thoroughly examine the equipment.
  • Servicing: Regular maintenance according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Thorough Examination: A detailed examination at least every six months by a competent person.

During the inspection, we assess various components of the cherry picker, including:

  1. Mechanical Components: Ensuring all moving parts are in good condition and functioning properly.
  2. Structural Integrity: Checking for any signs of wear, damage, or corrosion that could compromise the machine’s stability.
  3. Safety Features: Verifying that guardrails, toe boards, and harness anchor points are secure and effective.
  4. Outriggers and Ground Conditions: Ensuring outriggers are properly extended and chocked, and that the ground is firm and level.
  5. Weather Conditions: Assessing the impact of weather conditions on the cherry picker and ensuring it is safe to use.

Maintaining Cherry Pickers

A robust maintenance program is essential for keeping your cherry pickers in optimal condition. This includes:

  • Daily Visual Checks: Operators should conduct daily checks to identify any immediate issues.
  • Scheduled Inspections: Regularly scheduled inspections to thoroughly examine the equipment.
  • Servicing and Repairs: Prompt servicing and repairs based on the manufacturer’s guidelines and identified issues.
  • Reporting and Addressing Defects: Encouraging operators to report any defects or problems and ensuring these are addressed promptly.

By following a comprehensive maintenance program, you can extend the lifespan of your cherry pickers and ensure they remain safe and reliable.

Cherry Picker Testing service

Regular cherry picker inspections are essential for maintaining safety and compliance. AV Statutory Inspections offers a comprehensive inspection service to ensure your equipment is in top condition. Contact us today to learn more about our Cherry Picker Inspection Service and how we can help you maintain the safety and efficiency of your operations.

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Contact us directly for a quote or to ask any further questions about our service. AV Statutory Inspections offers a professional Cherry Picker Inspection Service to help you maintain the safety and efficiency of your MEWPs.


Our expert team conducts a thorough inspection of your cherry pickers, identifying any anomalies or issues. Once the inspection is complete, we provide a detailed report outlining the findings and any necessary maintenance or repairs.


After completing the inspection, we issue a certificate confirming that your cherry picker meets all safety and regulatory requirements. This certification provides peace of mind and ensures compliance with relevant standards.

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