Axiom Lifting Services

Operating both on and offshore from offices in Aberdeen and Glasgow and servicing the Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy markets, Axiom Lifting Services provides examination of all types of lifting plant and equipment.

Our PROMISE to clients is to deliver a professional service, safely and within tight budgets and timescales.

Our AIM is to assist our clients with compliance to LOLER 1998 and PUWER 1998

WE PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT to all company activities involving lifting operations and lifting equipment and in turn draw upon the resources provided by both Axiom Offshore Services and Axiom NDT Ltd to provide an integrated service from inception to completion.

  • Lifting equipment examination and audits for offshore and onshore facilities.
  • LOLER / PUWER surveys
  • NDT of lifting points on baskets, containers and skids hooks, lifting gear
  • Maintenance and repair service
  • Calibrated test weight hire
  • Risk assessments, lift plans and consultancy

Recent offshore projects have included removal and installation of offshore drilling equipment (torque tubes, top drives and crown blocks) and supervision of heavy lifts, as well as examination of lifting equipment under SI2307.






Axiom Lifting Services is headed up by Rick Sims, Lifting Services Manager

 With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Rick is a fully qualified Lifting Equipment Engineer (LEEA Diplomas include Runways and Light Crane Structures); he is also qualified as an Instructor in various disciplines for Lifting plant

A very strong mechanical maintenance background and a wide ‘hands on’ experience of examination of lifting machines and accessories, ranging worldwide from the Middle East to the UK North Sea, coupled with previous successful employment as a Technical Inspection and Quality Manager made Rick an ideal candidate to head up Axiom’s Lifting Services

Commitment to Training

We have made a heavy commitment to both in-house and external training of our staff – in 2012 a further 4 employees have gained Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Diplomas and Team Cards, with David Dean being presented with the 2012 ‘Cyril McCaully’ Award for the highest mark achieved in the ‘Lifting Machines Manual’ Diploma.

Lifting Gear Examination and the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

LEEA is established across the globe as being the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

LEEA offers support and training to its members in the fields of lifting gear examination, maintenance, use, repair and design. It is a powerful lobby group and is influential in raising safety standards across the industry.

Axiom is a full member of LEEA and the scope of accreditation includes:

  • Lifting Equipment General
  • Lifting Machines Manual
  • Lifting Machines Power
  • Runways and Crane Structures
  • Offshore Containers

You can find out more about the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association here:

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