Gantry Crane Inspections

We provide a fully-comprehensive inspection service specifically for gantry cranes, ensuring full compliance of LOLER and PUWER regulations for companies and businesses that own and operate gantry cranes within their establishment.

It is a legal requirement that all overhead gantry cranes (and subsequently wire rope hoists and chain hoists) must comply with the regulations set out in both the LOLER (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998) and PUWER (Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998). This includes any organisation using new, second-hand or leased gantry cranes and is why it’s imperative to use a professional inspector such as AV Inspections to carry out the testing.

For further information or if you’d like to request a quote about our gantry crane inspection service, then please feel free to contact us directly on 07875 424566 or get in touch using our contact page.

Gantry Crane Inspection Service

Gantry Crane Testing

What are gantry crane inspections?

By law, any organisation who owns and operates gantry cranes must abide by the LOLER regulations which state a ‘thorough examination’ must be undertaken by ‘people who are sufficiently competent’. Our expertise as professional gantry crane inspectors allows us to provide a fully-comprehensive test and inspection of your gantry cranes to ensure they are safe for use and adhere to legal regulations.

How often do I need a gantry crane inspection?

Again, referencing the LOLER Regulations – it is stated that gantry cranes must be ‘thoroughly examined at specified periods’ which includes a minimum of an annual inspection for overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists. However, if any of these are deemed as ‘high usage’ then we would recommend 6 monthly inspections for these types of equipment.

What is included in a crane inspection and test?

We will work with you to create an specific examination schedule where we will inspect and maintain your gantry cranes, ensuring they comply with LOLER regulations and we can offer servicing which will help extend the lifespan of your any overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists.

  • Hoist Unit
  • Crab Unit

  • Structure & Crane Bridge

  • End Carriages

Gantry Crane Examination Service

Our gantry crane inspections and servicing is carried out by experienced and fully-qualified inspectors who are equipped with specialised tools, enabling them to test brakes, clutches, limits and overload systems.

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Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your gantry crane inspection requirements and we can plan an examination schedule.


The inspection will test all aspects including the hoist unit, crab unit, structure & crane bride and end carriages.


Upon completion of the inspection, we will provide you with a statutory LOLER report outlining the work undertaken.

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