Examinations, Testing & Repairs

LOLER Examinations, Repairs & Testing

RAMS’s fully qualified engineers offer examination, testing & re-certification of all major brands of lifting and jacking equipment according to LOLER and PUWER regulations (1998).

Our depot houses various testing facilities, whether you’re looking to re-certify a standard Item of lifting equipment or equipment of a bespoke design, here at RAMS we are confident we will be able to accommodate all your re-certification requirements.

Experienced Engineers

Repairs and Servicing

Our experienced engineers are able to repair all major brands of lifting and handling equipment, from simple chain slings to complex electric hoist repairs. All repairs are carried out in accordance with LOLER and PUWER (1998) regulations and returned with a current certificate. Backed up by vast stocks of spares, we are able to minimise your costs due to breakdowns and have your equipment back on site in perfect working order as soon as possible.

At RAMS we understand that time is money, therefore our vast fleet of hire equipment offers the perfect substitute for your equipment whilst it is being repaired or serviced. Browse the Hire and sales tab or contact one of our staff to enquire about hiring lifting equipment while yours is being expertly serviced.

On-site Installation, Examinations and Testing

Rope & Marine Services Ltd (RAMS) offers on-site installation of new structures, hoists and equipment, statutory examinations, certification and testing services, we load test and certify a variety of lifting equipment items on site, runway beams, lift motor room & lift shaft runway beams, swing jibs, hoists, overhead travelling cranes and gantries etc.

Our experienced site engineers are able to accommodate all your on-site requirements, whether a statutory examination of loose lifting equipment or load testing, repairs, maintenance or a completely new installation. RAMS engineers are fully qualified and carry a comprehensive range of portable calibrated testing equipment.

Want to discuss site visits? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we would be more than happy to advise you on your on-site lifting and certification requirements.


What are the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)?

As defined by the HSE the thorough examination process of lifting equipment is a "Systematic and detailed examination of the equipment and safety critical parts, carried out at specified intervals by a competent person who must complete a written report".

The principal is to safeguard those operating or being in the proximity of any lifting equipment used in a working environment. LOLER lays down the mandatory thorough examination periods for different equipment.

These may, for example, mean the compulsory examination of accessories every 6 months and other equipment covered by LOLER, every 12 months Our Lifting Equipment Engineers are fully qualified and experienced at carrying out LOLER thorough examination reports.


Online Certification

Once your equipment has been examined by our trained and experience engineers, certificates are automatically loaded onto our customer web portal. This provides improved access to various information including contract details, invoices and certificates. Made with a responsive design, the Customer Portal can be clearly viewed on any device, allowing you to access the information you need 24/7 whether you are onsite or in the office.


Testing Facilities

Examinations, repairs, testing and re-certifications are carried out in our fully fitted workshops, by our trained and experienced engineers. Our range of In house testing facilities and our central London location makes us ideal for all your requirements. Unsure of what you need? Unsure of how often your equipment needs to be examined? Feel free to contact one of our expert staff who will be happy to assist you with your requirements.

  • 200t capacity vertical test tower with 15 x 4 meter wide ISO ground jig frame
  • 100t capacity 18 metre horizontal tensile testing machine
  • 30t capacity 6 metre horizontal tensile testing machine
  • Hoist dead weight and load test facilities
  • 250t Jack Test Rig
  • Hand test weights and bulk test weights
  • Various load cells up to 50t

Contact us for all your examination,
re-certification requirements

Want to discuss examinations or enquire about repairs and servicing? Please contact us, we would be more than happy to advise you in regards to your lifting equipment requirements, alternatively please email us and someone will assist you as soon as possible.

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