Crane Service in Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Essex and the South of England

When it comes to lifting heavy loads at work, safety is a paramount priority. While regulations and legislation may not hold much popularity, they make working environments far safer – and that’s always a good thing. Lorry loader cranes present clear hazards to personal safety, so you must follow industry guidelines to ensure yours remain safe to use. By following the recommended frequency for crane services and inspections, you give yourself and your employees complete peace of mind.

Based in Walton-on-Thames, South East Cranes Ltd performs crane servicing across the South of England. We have the resources and manpower to cover your needs in any of the following areas:

• Bedfordshire
• Berkshire
• Buckinghamshire
• Cambridgeshire
• Essex

• Hampshire
• Kent
• Oxfordshire
• Surrey
• Sussex

The differing aspects of crane maintenance, servicing and repairs all fall under the Health and Safety at Work Act. There is also some crossover with LOLER testing, although you should note, this particular test is different from a crane service.

Below, we have outlined what you need to know to keep your lorry loader cranes in a safe and optimal condition.

Crane Services & Repairs | What You Need to Know

If your business uses lorry loader cranes in a working environment, you must undertake the necessary maintenance to keep them safe. In turn, this safeguards you, your employees, your site visitors and the general public who pass your working site.

Failure to keep your equipment in a safe working order represents a breach of Health & Safety law.

You may see that LOLER doesn’t specify any crane service frequencies, but you shouldn’t mistake this for a lack of importance. This is only because each manufacturer determines their own frequencies depending on the nature of the model supplied.

As a general guide, we recommended minimum frequencies for lorry loader crane servicing to lift goods are:

• Cranes up to 8 years old – a minimum of once a year
• Cranes over 8 years old – a minimum of every 6 months

To ensure full compliance with HSE legislation, you must schedule a crane service as recommended by the manufacturer. In most cases, this will likely be an annual inspection.

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For the utmost clarity, please check the service manual provided with your crane. This details the required intervals for you.

Needless to say, if our engineers uncover any issues with your crane during its service, we will perform the necessary repairs when given the go-ahead. We stock a wide range of parts and spares for PM Cranes, HMF Cranes and many other brands, so you can rest assured we operate to the original manufacturer’s standards.

We also clean or replace oil filters, grease your loader at all points, make any minor adjustments to the wearing slides and top-up hydraulic oil levels.

The Benefits of Our Crane Services and Repairs

When you choose South East Cranes Ltd for your routine servicing and repairs, you benefit from:

As a customer-focused company, we have a fleet of vehicles ready to provide mobile testing and repairs at your site in the South of England.

Call 01932 245 161 (choose option 3) to schedule your own lorry loader crane service in Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Essex or anywhere else in the South of England.


T: 01932 245161 (Option 3)

Dometo House
Molesey Road
Walton on Thames
KT12 3PW