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Welcome to Independent Lifting Services Limited!

If you are looking for an experienced and pro-active company to be able to provide you with all the support and knowledge you need for your business Lifting Certification and Non-Destructive Testing requirements, then Great Yarmouth based Independent Lifting Services Ltd (ILS) are on hand to be of service.

Independent Lifting Services was established in 1984 and remains privately owned and operated by a dedicated management team that put customer service at the fore-fornt of all of the company's operations. Independent Lifting Services offer a full range of lifting engineering services including, Inspection, Testing, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Equipment Sales and other associated areas.

The company employs LEEA qualified Engineers, ASNT and PCN qualified NDT Inspectors, Managers, Office Administrators and Directors and together make every effort to carry out an excellent service for our customers in a friendly environment. ILS provide training and examinations for employees to further their qualifications.

We are accredited by Det Norske Veritas (D.N.V.) to BSEN ISO 9001 (Click here for more details) and are full members of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). Please see our accreditations page for our current certificates.

The company's product and services range from manufacture and repair of all types of lifting equipment, verification of lifting equpiment, including wire rope slings, shackles, containers baskets etc., for onshore and offshore use. It also provides techinical services for the engineering industry, including the provision of Non-Destructive Testing of products and equipment on either customer's premises or ILS premises. 

Additionally, we have developed an online certification management system within a client login area of our website, meaning that our clients can access their certification records from anywhere in the world from any PC, Tablet or Smartphone as required to support their operations at any time, from anywhere in the world. You can view how this works here.

What ever the sector your business operates in, you can rely on Independent Lifting Services to provide the support you need when you need it. For more information please visit our About page.

Its all about our people!

Key to everything we do is our people and we invest considerably in terms of training, nurturing and knowledge sharing so that our personnel are the best they possibly can be to enable us to provide our customers with the optimum service levels at all times.

Inspection Excellence


In addition to our comprehensive load testing services, we also provide the very latest Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services such as Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI), Eddy Current testing (ET) and Visual Weld Inspection (VT), meaning that we can meet all your Non-Destructive Testing requirements and with all records centralised, you have one company to deal with at re-test time or in an emergency situation.

Worldwide Lifting Standards


We are FULL MEMBERS of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

The LEEA is established across the globe as the respected and authoritative representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. 

Read more on the LEEA