About Independent Lifting Services

The goal and mission of Independent Lifting Services Limited is very simple:-

"We offer all of our clients, irrespective of how big or small, the same level of expertise and customer service while offering the most cost effective solutions and products available while keeping quality and safety at the very fore front of everything."

We also understand that many of our clients operate in business sectors where support may be needed out of normal working hours, weekends or public holidays, accordingly, we are available to provide the support needed whenever our clients need it.

We provide support, testing and inspection services to a wide range of clients of all sizes who typically operate within the following sectors:-

  • Power
  • Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Services
  • Petrochemical
  • Marine
  • Defense
  • Agricultural

We offer a wide range of services that can be found on our services page and a wide array of lifting equipment supplies that can be found on our sales page.

At Independent Lifting Services Limited we take Quality very seriously, we have developed and implemented a Quality Management System to ensure that the products and services we supply meet the demands and requirements of our customers for quality and reliability. Through operating this system the company aims to become a leader in the market for the supply and inspection/examination of Lifting Equipment. Our Quality Management System has been audited and approved by Det Norske Veritas (D.N.V.) to the latest requirements of  BS EN ISO 9001. For more information on BS EN ISO 9001 and what this means for our customers click here.

Our in house Quality Manager and QA Representative maintain this Quality System along with regular internal Audits and Management Review Meetings to ensure our customers always receive the high quality product and services they expect. 

In the late 1990's Independent Lifting Services Limited became one of the first UK companies to fully meet the requirements and be accredited with a DNV Type Approval to manufacture and supply lifting sets in accordance with D.N.V.2.7-1 for all DNV approved units. You can view this accreditation along with our others on our accreditations page.

We have facilities to carry out full Prototype Testing (including drop testing) and production testing on D.N.V. 2.7-1, D.N.V. 2.7-3 and BSEN 12079 units.

Key to everything we do is our people and we invest considerably in terms or 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 possible. We have Qualified LEEA technicians to carry out inspections and testing on all forms of lifting equipment in accordance with all the relevant up to date standards. We also have ASNT and PCN Qualified NDT inspectors to carry out various forms of NDT including MPI, DPI, VT and ET all in accordance with relevant up to date standards.

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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