Lifting equipment inspectors assess, repair and service lifting machinery.
The Role
  • General lifting accessories, including chain slings, webbing slings and wire rope slings
  • Bespoke lifting and handling equipment
  • Manually operated lifting equipment such as chain hoists, wire rope, lifting and pulling machines and beam trolleys
  • Power operated lifting equipment (including but not limited to electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic powered systems, powered winches, etc)
  • Runway beams and light crane structures
  • Electric overhead travelling cranes
  • Offshore cargo carrying units
  • Mobile crane examination
  • Carrying out inspection and testing work to industry specifications, whether on site or in workshops
  • Completing necessary paperwork in line with set procedures and industry      specifications
  • Assisting with repairs and servicing of lifting equipment where required
  • Adhering to regulations surrounding health and safety, quality and environmental protection
  • Travelling between different sites and workshops to work on common bits of construction kit
  • Working in a fast-paced office environment completing administration work
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety requirements
  • Passion for machinery and the technical aspects of the industry
  • Able to pick up new systems quickly that may be very technical
  • High level of organisation and commitment to your work
  • Good knowledge of inspection and testing techniques with regard to different types of lifting equipment
  • In-depth understanding of general engineering
  • Experience of carrying out method statements and risk assessments
  • Excellent personal organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy when completing inspection and examination testing paperwork
  • Working between 35 and 40 hours per week. There may be time where you'll need to work longer hours, if you need to do some overtime or cover other staff
  • Newly trained Lifting equipment inspectors can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000
  • Trained with experience Lifting equipment inspectors can earn in the region of £30,000 - £35,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and your level of experience.
Qualifications & Training
For this role, you’ll need to gain industry-standard qualifications from the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). LEEA are responsible for training new lifting equipment engineers, as well as setting standards and providing health and safety information. They offer qualifications, ranging from the Part 1 Entrance certificate, the basic level training course, to the Mobile Crane Examination Diploma (a more specialised award for those examining mobile telescoping cranes)
  • Lifting Equipment General Diploma - a more hands-on course designed to back up the theoretical knowledge of lifting accessories
  • Lifting Machines Manual Diploma - this covers specific equipment such as level hoists, hand-chain hoists and pulleys
  • LEEA Lifting Machines Power Diploma
  • LEEA Runways and Light Crane Structures Diploma