Gantry Crane Testing in London

At AV Inspections, we offer a fully-comprehensive gantry crane inspection service in London, ensuring the safety and compliance of any business operating these essential lifting machines. Our inspections ensure your cranes adhere to the stringent requirements of LOLER (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) and PUWER (Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998).

Operating a gantry crane comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities. With the bustling urban environment and the rigorous demands placed on lifting equipment, it is imperative to maintain your cranes in peak condition. Here’s why you should consider AV Inspections for your gantry crane inspection needs. Our team consists of highly qualified inspectors with extensive experience in gantry crane inspections. We understand the specific needs of businesses in London and tailor our services to meet those requirements. We ensure your gantry cranes are fully compliant with LOLER and PUWER regulations, helping you avoid legal issues and maintain a safe working environment. From initial contact to certification, our inspection process covers all aspects of your gantry crane, providing you with peace of mind.

Gantry Crane Inspection in London

Gantry Crane Testing

What Are Gantry Crane Inspections?

Gantry crane inspections are thorough examinations conducted by competent professionals to ensure the cranes are safe for use and comply with legal standards. According to LOLER regulations, these inspections must be carried out by individuals who are sufficiently competent to detect any defects and determine the crane’s safety for operation. Compliance with LOLER and PUWER regulations is not just a legal obligation but a critical aspect of workplace safety. Non-compliance can lead to severe penalties, legal action, and, most importantly, endanger the safety of your workforce. At AV Inspections, we prioritize your compliance needs, providing thorough inspections and clear documentation to keep your operations running smoothly and safely.

How Often Do I Need a Gantry Crane Inspection?

The frequency of gantry crane inspections depends on their usage. As per LOLER guidelines, all overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists, and chain hoists should undergo a thorough examination at least annually. For high-usage cranes, more frequent inspections, such as every six months, are recommended to ensure continued safety and compliance. Regular inspections not only ensure compliance with legal standards but also enhance the safety and longevity of your equipment. By identifying and addressing potential issues early, you can prevent costly breakdowns and maintain continuous operation. In a city like London, where operational efficiency is paramount, regular inspections are essential.

What is Included in a Gantry Crane Inspection?

Our comprehensive gantry crane inspection includes a detailed examination of all critical components to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your equipment. We understand that every business has unique requirements, and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. That’s why we offer customised inspection plans tailored to your specific needs. Whether you have a single gantry crane or a fleet of lifting equipment, we can develop a schedule that ensures all your cranes are inspected and maintained regularly. The main elements inspected are:

  • Hoist Unit: Ensuring the lifting mechanism is in optimal condition.

  • Crab Unit: Checking the operational integrity of the horizontal movement unit.

  • Structure & Crane Bridge: Inspecting the main framework for any signs of wear or damage.

  • End Carriages: Examining the end supports for stability and function.

Gantry Crane Examination Service

We follow a systematic and thorough process to ensure your gantry cranes are in compliance with all relevant regulations. Our inspectors are equipped with advanced tools and techniques to carry out precise inspections. These tools allow us to test brakes, clutches, limits, and overload systems effectively, ensuring every aspect of your gantry crane is functioning correctly. Our process includes:

Contact Us

tart by reaching out to us to discuss your specific gantry crane inspection requirements. We will work with you to plan a customised examination schedule that suits your operational needs.


Our expert inspectors will conduct a detailed examination of your gantry crane, testing all critical components including the hoist unit, crab unit, structure & crane bridge, and end carriages.


Upon completion of the inspection, you will receive a statutory LOLER report outlining all the work undertaken and confirming the compliance of your equipment.

Our Inspection Services

Operating gantry cranes in a dynamic city like London demands the highest standards of safety and compliance. At AV Inspections, we are dedicated to providing top-notch gantry crane inspection services that meet and exceed regulatory requirements. Our experienced inspectors, comprehensive examination process, and commitment to safety make us the preferred choice for businesses across London. Reach out to us today to ensure your gantry cranes are in perfect working order, compliant with all regulations, and safe for your workforce. By choosing AV Inspections for your gantry crane inspection needs in London, you are investing in safety, compliance, and peace of mind. Let us help you keep your operations running smoothly and safely.

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