Gantry Crane - Servicing, Maintenance, LOLER Inspections & Repair

Offering crane and hoist servicing, maintenance, LOLER statutory inspections, repairs & breakdown cover of overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists, RHC Lifting can ensure you meet your legal requirements whilst also extend the lifespan of your lifting equipment.
By law all overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists, including existing, second-hand, leased & new must comply with the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
The LOLER Regulations state that all lifting equipment needs to be "thoroughly examined at specified periods". The inspection period depends on the equipments uses and type, but the Regulations recommend that this should be at least annually for overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists or a 6 months period is suggested in high usage areas.
RHC Lifting will work with you to produce an examination schedule to inspect and maintain your lifting equipment to ensure the LOLER Regulations are met. All lifting equipment will be inspected in line with statutory requirements and serviced to extend the lifespan of your overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists.
Our inspections and servicing of the cranes and hoists will include the adjustment of brakes, checking of service limits and anti-collision systems, lubrication of ropes and moving parts and the visual inspection of the crane gantry beams, runways and support structures. The gantry beams and support structures are a very important part of any lifting system and one often omitted by some crane service providers.

What is included in a LOLER Inspection and Crane Servicing

All of the items listed below will be checked for condition and, security of fixings, when applicable:

Load rope or Chain
Rope or chain guide
Rope anchor
Rope barrel
Rope sheaves
Main hoist brake
Creep hoist brake
Main gearbox and oil level
Creep gearbox and oil level
Main hoist motor
Bottom block
Creep hoist motor
Brush gear
Drive couplings
Hoist frame
Hoist Limits
Cross Travel limits
Auxiliary equipment
General condition
Frame / structure
Gearbox and oil level
Brush gear
Drive shafts
Drive couplings
Cable condition
General condition
Auxiliary equipment
Support structure
Gantry rail track
Gantry beams
Bridge rail
Bridge beams
End stops
Access ladder
Control panels
Crab Festoon system
Pendant festoon. Sys.
Pendant cable
Pendant Strainer
Remote control
Auxiliary equipment
Brush gear
Fixing bolts
Wiring / cables
Drive shafts
Long Travel Limits
Conductor system
Collector tips
Auxiliary equipment
General condition

Our engineers are equipped with specialised manufacturers tools required to adjust brakes, clutches, limits and check the overload systems.


Any defects found that present an immediate danger to personnel or are likely to cause equipment failure or damage to equipment, will be brought to your attention immediately so that any necessary action or isolation can be carried out quickly and efficiently.


We also run a free plant register management system for all new equipment which is automatically marked with a unique plant number and added to the inspection reports.

After Your LOLER Inspection and Crane Service

Following each service inspection a statutory LOLER report for the all overhead gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists will be produced showing all defects, observations and comments, this will be supplied to you in both hard and electronic format. The reports will be followed by a quotation to rectify any defects found


Overhead Gantry Crane and Chain Hoist Repair & Breakdown Cover

As part of an annual service order we offer our extensive 24-hour breakdown and repair service. To our service customers we guarantee a response to callouts within 2 hours i.e. an engineer will be dispatched to site within 2 hours of your call. Our callout number will be supplied with the support package documents

Lifting Accessories, Loose Tackle & Lifting Equipment LOLER Inspections

The LOLER regulations are different for Lifting Accessories, Loose Tackle & Lifting Equipment. Please refer to our Lifting Accessories, Loose Tackle & Lifting Equipment: LOLER Inspections and Maintenance webpage for more information and advice on your legal requirements and our services on this equipment.

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RHC Lifting Limited - HQ

Lawrence Drive

Stover Trading Estate

Yate, Bristol

BS37 5PG


Tel: 01454 332270


Autec Enq: 

RHC Lifting Limited - Yeovil 

RHC Lifting Limited

C/O Leonardo Helicopters

Lysander Road


BA20 2YB


Tel: 01935 704076

RHC Lifting Limited - Plymouth 

11 Mary Seacole Road




Tel: 01752 250501

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