It’s a legal requirement for all lifting equipment to be periodically inspected and that inspection to be recorded.

To ensure your lifting equipment remains compliant and fit for purpose PML can implement a thorough examination schedule to suit your requirements. All thorough examinations can be completed on-site or at one of our testing facilities. To make the process as simple as possible for you, all results can be accessed on our online portal after tests or inspections have taken place.

LOLER Testing & Inspection

Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 1998), every piece of lifting equipment needs a valid certificate of thorough examination. Meanwhile, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998) say it must also be maintained in a safe condition. If you want to keep your workplace compliant and safe, PML can help.

A regular maintenance regime coupled with LOLER thorough examinations are essential steps towards achieving workplace safety – but it’s also an opportunity to improve / maintain productivity. Protecting yourself against sudden equipment failure isn’t just essential for your team’s safety but also detecting problems early helps you to prevent downtime, expensive repairs, and damage to equipment and stock.

To ensure you are efficient, compliant and safe.

It is essential to use an experienced lifting engineer for your thorough examination and as part of your ongoing maintenance regime. We understand your working processes, look for trends in wear, and schedule the work you need to keep working efficiently and safely.

Accredited, experienced specialists

Every one of our engineers is trained and qualified to carry out thorough examinations, by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). As well as bringing an experienced eye to your equipment, we’ll help you determine what kind of maintenance and examination schedule best suits your particular environment and usage patterns.

LOLER and PUWER, made easy

Through a combination of experience, knowledge and qualifications PML can help you satisfy your obligations under LOLER & PUWER. Let us take control so you can focus on running your business, the result? Complete peace of mind that your equipment is always compliant, reliable and, above all, safe.

Providing a full range of lifting equipment

Round Slings

Webbing Slings


Chain Blocks

Lever Hoists

Beam Clamps

Eye Bolts

Wire Rope Slings

Chain Slings

Rams and Jacks

Plate and Barrel Clamps

Pallet Trucks

Contact our highly experienced team

Our knowledgeable and friendly team are ready to help with your requirements.


PML have over 40 years experience in specialist testing, inspection, maintenance, repair, certification and supply of all types of lifting and height safety equipment.

PML are an independent business with a flexible approach to our customers needs and budgets. We understand that the continued compliance of your business is of the upmost importance and spiralling costs to maintain that can place a huge burden on your finances. PML can tailor our service to help reduce these costs without compromising on quality of service.

It is PML’s goal to provide the right advice to help you always get value for money, stay compliant and focus on your business.

Lifting expertise in your industry

  • Petrochemical - Intrinsically safe, spark free equipment

  • Construction - Lift shaft beam testing, chain slings, shackles and manhole lifting pins.

  • Manufacturing - Swing jibs, overhead cranes and bespoke solutions

  • Marine - Deck mounted cranes, man overboard davits, ropes and accessories

  • Waste Industry - Runway beams, hoists and height safety systems

  • Ship Building - Heavy lifting equipment, spreader / lifting beams and hydraulic jacking systems

  • Theatres - Electric hoists, pulley systems and rigging equipment

  • Aviation - Aircraft jacks (manual / powered)

Did you know...

About our dedicated client portal?

PML have a client portal facility that enables customers to monitor the status of their equipment. PML will always contact you prior to the expiration of your certificates to book a date for your next inspection but should the need for downloading / reprinting of existing documents arise then the certificates will be easily accessible. Existing documents from previous suppliers can be imported into our system. All new equipment supplied by PML will automatically be added to our customers portal and will be incorporated into the next inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions...

We have provided answers to our most frequently asked questions. You can find them by clicking this link to our knowledge base

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