Elevator Inspections in London

The efficient and safe operation of lifts in both residential and commercial buildings is crucial, and is why we offer a professional lift inspection service in London. Lift inspections play a vital role in ensuring that these essential pieces of infrastructure are functioning correctly, minimising downtime, and adhering to legal LOLER safety standards. At AV Statutory Inspections, we delve into the importance of lift inspections, the regulatory framework governing these checks, and why our services are the best choice for elevator inspection in London.

Lift inspections involve a detailed assessment of the mechanical and operational aspects of lifts to ensure they are safe for use. These inspections are crucial for identifying potential issues before they lead to serious problems, thereby preventing accidents and reducing your workplace downtime. Inspections typically cover various components such as the lift’s motor, brakes, cables, doors, and control systems.

Lift Inspection in London

Professional Lift Inspections

What are lift/elevator inspections?

In the UK, lift inspections are regulated under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998. LOLER mandates that lifting equipment, including passenger and goods lifts, must undergo a ‘thorough examination’ by a ‘competent person’. This examination must be carried out every six months for passenger lifts and every twelve months for goods lifts. The primary goal of these regulations is to ensure the safety of lift users by preventing equipment failures and accidents.

How often do I need a elevator inspection?

In accordance with LOLER regulations, passenger lifts must be inspected every 6 months and goods lifts every 12 months. There are numerous benefits behind this consistency of testing, including:

Legal Compliance: Regular inspections ensure that lifts comply with LOLER regulations, helping avoid legal penalties and ensuring the safety of users.

Safety Assurance: Thorough examinations identify potential hazards, ensuring that lifts operate safely and reducing the risk of accidents to your workforce and the general public, depending on the nature of your business activity.

Minimise Downtime: Regular inspections help detect issues early, allowing for timely repairs and maintenance, thereby reducing lift downtime and ensuring continuous operation.

Extending Lifespan: Routine maintenance and inspections can extend the lifespan of lifts by ensuring that all components are functioning correctly and efficiently.

Why should I use AV Statutory Inspections?

At AV Statutory Inspections, we bring decades of experience and a commitment to excellence in providing comprehensive lift inspection services. LOLER regulations emphasise the need for inspections to be carried out by ‘sufficiently competent’ individuals. This means that the person conducting the inspection must have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to identify potential issues and ensure the lift’s safe operation. Our team at AV Statutory Inspections is fully qualified and trained, meeting all the requirements set forth by LOLER.

Here’s why you should choose us:

Expertise and Experience: Our team comprises highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in lift inspection and maintenance. We ensure that all inspections are conducted thoroughly and in compliance with LOLER standards.

Comprehensive Services: We offer a complete range of services, including pre-contract planning, safe systems of work, and detailed inspections. Our service ensures that every aspect of your lift’s operation is checked and maintained.

Prompt and Reliable: Understanding the importance of minimal downtime, we provide prompt services that are reliable and efficient, ensuring your lifts are back in operation as quickly as possible.

Detailed Reporting: After each inspection, we provide a comprehensive report detailing the findings and any necessary remedial actions. This documentation ensures transparency and helps in maintaining a record of compliance.

Lift Examination Service

Initial Consultation

We start with an initial consultation to understand your specific needs and the type of lifts in your premises. This helps us tailor our inspection services to meet your requirements effectively.

Thorough Examination

Our team conducts a detailed examination of your lifts, checking all critical components and systems. This includes assessing the motor, brakes, doors, control systems, and safety mechanisms.

Compliance Check

We ensure that all inspections are in line with LOLER regulations, providing you with peace of mind that your lifts are legally compliant.

Reporting & Certification

After completing the inspection, we provide a detailed report of our findings along with any recommendations for maintenance or repairs. We also issue a certificate of compliance, which serves as proof that your lifts have been thoroughly examined and are safe for use.

Additional Lift Inspection Services

In addition to our standard lift inspection services, we offer a range of additional services to ensure the complete safety and efficiency of your lifting equipment:

Maintenance Plans

Regular maintenance is crucial for the longevity and reliability of your lifts. We offer customized maintenance plans tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that your lifts are always in top condition.

Emergency Repairs

In the event of a breakdown, our team is available for emergency repairs. We understand the inconvenience caused by lift malfunctions and strive to provide swift and effective solutions.


Technology in lift systems is constantly evolving. We offer upgrade services to ensure your lifts are up-to-date with the latest safety features and operational efficiencies.

London’s Diverse Building Landscape

London’s architectural landscape is diverse, featuring everything from historic buildings to modern skyscrapers. Each type of building presents unique challenges when it comes to lift inspection and maintenance. Our team is experienced in handling a variety of lift systems, providing tailored solutions that address the specific needs of different buildings.

Historic Buildings

Lifts in historic buildings often require special attention due to their age and the unique challenges they present. We have experience in inspecting and maintaining lifts in such buildings, ensuring that they are safe and compliant without compromising their historical integrity.

Modern Skyscrapers

High-rise buildings in London require efficient and reliable lift systems to handle the high volume of traffic. Our inspection services ensure that these systems are functioning optimally, providing safe and efficient vertical transportation for residents and employees.

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


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