Crane Inspections

We provide a professional crane inspection service for companies, businesses and individuals who own and operate cranes in order to comply with LOLER statutory regulations.

Our fully-comprehensive crane testing and inspection service ensures that you are not only in legal compliance with statutory regulations, but that crane isolation, breakdowns and downtime are kept to a minimum in order for your company to remain effective at all times. We achieve this through our safe systems of work, pre-contract planning and effectively incorporating our testing and inspections methods to great effect.

If you would like to request a quote or have further questions regarding our crane inspections then please feel free to get in touch directly on 07875 424566 or use any of the methods listed on our contact page.

Professional Crane Inspections

What are crane inspections?

The statutory regulations for cranes come under LOLER and it explains how ‘people who are sufficiently competent’ must carry out a ‘thorough examination’ on any lifting equipment, including cranes. This is where we come in, and provide a throughou inspection and testing service of your crane order to ensure it is legally deemed as safe to use and complies with government regulations.

How often do I need a crane inspection?

In accordance with both LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998, if you operate lifting equipment then this must be inspected every 12 months, and lifting accessories must be inspected every 6 months. Therefore any cranes you operate must be inspected every 12 months and if you operate using any sort of additional accessory, then these must be inspected every 6 months.

Why should I use AV Statutory Inspections?

As explained within the legal regulations for LOLER, your lifting equipment (in this case, cranes) must be inspected ‘using people who are sufficiently competent’. Due to our certified testing and inspection of lifting equipment, we are deemed as ‘competent’ by the legal standards and are therefore legally authorised to provide a full inspection of your cranes and give you the all clear in relation to UK regulations.

What is included in a crane inspection and test?

When inspecting cranes for LOLER compliancy, we use a variety of testing methods including a volumetric, surface, and wire rope and cable examinations. All of these combined offer a fully comprehensive inspection service and ensure your cranes are operating within the legal perameters of UK regulations.

  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Visual Testing (VT)
  • Eddy Current Testing (ET)
  • Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM)
  • Manual Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)
  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
  • Radiography Testing (RT)
  • Computer Radiography Testing (CRT)

Crane Examination Service

Our crane inspection provides you with a fully-comprehensive and professional examination of any cranes that you or your company operates and ensures they are in legal working order for LOLER regulations and also for your own company’s benefit, ensuring a reduction in equipment down-time.

Contact Us

If you’d like to discuss your crane inspection requirements then get in touch using any of the methods listed on our contact page .


We will provide a pre-contractual plan of how we will carry out your crane inspection and then effectively implement our testing methods.


Upon completion of each crane inspection, we will provide you with evidence of all work carried out for your records.

Our Inspection Services

LOLER Inspection & Testing


Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations

PUWER Inspection & Testing


Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

PSSR Inspection & Testing


Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000


A range of inspection & testing consultancy