Testing & Inspection

Inspection & Testing Services

Our Workshop based or On-site testing and inspection service is designed for customers requiring their lifting, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment to be thoroughly examined and certified in accordance with current safety regulations, at our workshop, their own premises, or on site.

Our dedicated on-site inspection Test Engineers and vehicles travel to our customers premises or sites across the UK offering a cost effective time saving alternative to having the lifting equipment removed from site to be inspected and re certified.

In House Repair Facility and Testing Equipment

Based in Middlesbrough, John Gibson Hire & Sales Ltd offer a first-class repair service for all types of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and powered lifting equipment.

All of our repairs are carried out in our well equipped, modern workshop with Certificated Test Rigs John Gibson Hire and Sales Ltd will provide customers with Inspection Reports and Estimates for repairs to equipment that fails on examination.

We are a repair centre for the following manufactures.









other leading manufactures

Services we also carryout

Colour Coded ID System to promote safe practice in the work place On-site consultation as to the safe usage of lifting equipment Minor On-site repairs undertaken Thorough examinations are carried out in accordance with,


LOLER – The Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 SI 1998/2307 (LOLER).


PUWER – Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 SI 1998/2306 (PUWER).


All completed examinations are issued with Inspection Reports and Test Certificates accompanied by the relevant documentation, traceable to national standards.

Services Offered

  • Torque Wrench testing
  • Mechanical/Powered Equipment
  • Chain sling repairs
  • Hand chain blocks/lever hoists
  • Tirfor pulling machines
  • Ratchet jacks
  • Electric hoists
  • Hydraulic Rams
  • PAT testing

Statutory inspection, proof load testing, and general maintenance etc.


All equipment is supplied with current test certificate/ declaration of Conformity, as required by LOLER

John Gibson Hire and Sales Engineers, have the qualifications to perform maintenance and inspections to current legislation and include LEEA qualification.


LEEA Part 1 Group 1

LEEA Part 1 Group 2

LEEA Lifting Gear General

LEEA Lifting Machines Manual

LEEA Lifting Machines Powered

LEEA Runway Beam and light Crane Structures


Full service or just preventative maintenance!




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