Lifting Services and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

Professional examination, as well as the testing of all types of lifting plant and equipment is provided both onshore and offshore by Axiom Lifting Services.

Technical support is also provided to all other company activities, such as removal and installation of offshore drilling equipment (have a look at our Derrick Services page) or supply of lifting and construction personnel, thus creating an all-encompassing service from inception to completion.

We can also provide hire of certified rigging and lifting equipment on a monthly or project basis.

Discuss your LOLER requirements

Our aim is to keep our customers in full compliance with both LOLER and PUWER 1998. Our client list includes KCA Deutag, Enermech, TAQA Bratani, CNR International, Saur Services, Coffey Construction and Nicol and Andrew PLC.

Head of Department

Axiom Lifting Services operates under the watchful eye of Rick Sims – Lifting Services Manager.

Rick Sims - Lifting Services Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Rick is a fully qualified Lifting Equipment Engineer whose LEEA Diplomas held include Runways and Light Crane Structures. He is also qualified as an instructor in various disciplines for Lifting plant.

Rick holds Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) Stage 3 Rigger Assessment and OPITO approved LOLER Competent Person certification.

Examination and Test of Lifting Equipment

In 1998, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) came into force, replacing a number of separate pieces of legislation in all work places to which the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 applies.

A key requirement under LOLER is that lifting equipment is subject to thorough examination by a competent person at regular intervals. This should be done at either 6 month (lifting accessories or equipment used for lifting people) or 12 month (lifting appliances) intervals, or in accordance with a written scheme, laid down by a competent person.

We are happy to maintain lifting equipment registers on behalf of our clients and are able to install and test a range of appliances and accessories as required.

Lifting Gear Examination using Rope Access

Cranes, Drilling Derricks and Lifting Personnel

Rigging personnel are now active on  rotations rotations throughout the North Sea and, back in the office, support in the form of lift plan compilation and planning is being supplied for projects  ranging from removal and re-installation of drilling equipment to demobilisation of ROVs.

Other recent offshore projects have included examination of lifting beams, crane load testing and installation and test of air winches.

Discuss your LOLER requirements

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Axiom team on board Tiffany for carrying out a safe and professional job during the work on the BOP carriage beams and removal of the BOP carriage assembly.The Axiom team have worked alongside the drill crew with no issues, their commitment towards their own safety and that of the drill crew has been excellent. Their participation regarding SET has been consistent on a daily basis.” | KCAD Rig Superintendent
Cranes, drilling derricks and lifting personnel

Commitment to Training

We have made a heavy commitment to both in-house and external training of our staff – further employees have gained Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Diplomas and Team Cards

We are a member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and believe that LEEA guidelines and training represent the gold standard in this field. Visit our resource area to find out more about LEEA and legislation affecting rope access and work at height.


If you are interested in our lifting services please get in touch using the following form:


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