Excavator Inspections

We offer a professional excavator inspection service for all-sized businesses that own and use excavators for work, ensuring legal compliance with PUWER 1998 regulations.

We provide a fully comprehensive excavator inspection and testing service for conventional ‘earth moving’ requirements which is a legal requirement under the Provision of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). PUWER regulations state there must be an ‘appropriate maintenance regime and inspection of the machine at intervals specified by a competent person’, which is why it’s important to use a professional company like ourselves to carry out the inspections.

Excavator Inspection Service

Excavator Testing and Inspection

What are excavator inspections?

Excavator inspections are categorised under PUWER regulations in which we will test and inspect critical components of safety that have the potential to affect the capability and safety of the excavator being operated. This involves measurement of the excavators overall functionality and safety, then if all is safe for use, sign-off of that machine, or raise concerns if any issues are found.

How often do I need an excavator inspection?

Unlike regulations such as LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998 actually doesn’t have a specific frequency, however we recommend a thorough examination at least every 12 months to ensure upmost safety when working with excavators.

Why should I use AV Statutory Inspections?

As stated within the regulations, PUWER inspections must be carried out by a ‘competent person’, therefore it is firstly imperative that a company such as ourselves carry out your inspections to ensure you are operating within the law, then legality aside, AV Statutory Inspections are a team of professional and friendly statutory inspectors with over 20 years experience so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands when having your excavator inspected.

PUWER Inspection Service

Our excavator inspection service provides you with a regulation compliance guarantee for PUWER to ensure your company or self-employed business is abiding by legal standards for the safe use of excavators in the UK.

Thorough Examination

Providing you with a professional and friendly service to ensure your business is fully compliant with PUWER 1998 legal regulations.

Competent Sign-Off

The PUWER regulations state that inspections must be carried out by a ‘competent person’ and is why we specialise in this area of inspection.

Incident Investigation

Should an accident happen to one or more of your excavators then our team are happy to offer consultancy to test and inspect any damage for safety.

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