Over 60 years Experience
Lashing and Securing
Cargo Securing Services
Our riggers are all fully qualified and have over 40 years’ experience in lashing and securing all types of cargo on vessels throughout the world.
Working to the code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage, our riggers can secure your goods in the safest possible manner giving a shipping line, underwriters, or shipper, satisfaction that their goods are safely and professionally secured.
Lifting and Testing
Testing Lifting Equipment
Testing lifting equipment is at the heart of the Towne company’s core business. We offer the full range of services to ensure your lifting gear is always fit for purpose. Our testing management team works with you to meet legal obligations, maximise the life of your equipment and minimise downtime.
Safe & Reliable
Our engineers are qualified to LEEA standards in a variety of disciplines. This enables us to perform Statutory LOLER and ad-hoc examinations on the full range of lifting equipment including hoists, loose equipment, all types of cranes including overhead, dockside, lorry mounted and mobile. Our range of knowledge and experience enable us to offer services to offshore facilities and to international destinations.
To back up our testing we have robust management systems for certification. We maintain thousands of certificates for our clients and ensure their testing is always performed in a timely fashion. We also offer the facility for customers’ to access documents 24/7 through our online certification service.
Worldwide Lifting & Testing
Our team of specialist Lifting and Testing Engineers are available to perform duties worldwide. We have experience of inspecting and servicing lifting equipment in many countries. Many of our international customers recognise it can be difficult to recruit highly trained lifting engineers so we are on hand to visit countries around the world to perform examinations and servicing on lifting equipment.
All personnel hold offshore survival and medical certificates for both Norwegian and UK Waters. Our Engineers are fully competent carrying Lifting Equipment Engineers Association qualifications with PCN2 NDT qualification and Rope Access qualifications. This enables us to perform full and competent statutory LOLER examination of Lifting Equipment on any offshore installation.
Rigging (OPITO Approved)
Our highly skilled industrial and maritime riggers have over 50 years’ experience of rigging from the manufacture of wire ropes either hand spliced, talurit or resin socketed to the re-roping of winches and cranes. They are OPITO approved and hold offshore survival and medical certificates for both Norwegian and UK waters.
We have the ability to manufacture in-house wire ropes from 1.5mm to 52mm diameter wire ropes in any length and construction. We can also manufacture cable laid grommets and super loop slings for use offshore. To complement our wire rope stock we keep a comprehensive range of lifting equipment from all leading brands, including Crosby, Yale, Camlok, Rud, Walker Magnetics etc.
All personnel are appropriately trained and experienced to carry out all types of testing works both on and off shore. In-house testing facilities include 3 number proof load test machines up to 200tonnes, calibrated test weights, load cells and water bags including lifeboat testing equipment.
Structural and Steel beam fabrication tailored to suite your needs. We pride ourselves on our customer service and have a dedicated team on hand to answer all your questions.
We supply high quality, fabrication solutions and are experts in the fields of design and fabrication of bespoke steel framed structures. Contact us to find out how we can help your business.
Our engineers are experienced and LEEA Qualified. We carry out inspection programmes for cranes, hoists, loose lifting equipment, offshore equipment, overhead and other structures, forklift trucks, lorry mounted and mobile cranes.
We offer certification, non-destructive testing and inspection services and can ensure that plant registers are kept up to date in-order to help our customers satisfy the statutory requirements for thourough examination called for by the LOLER Regulations.
Crane Spares & Parts
Townes Lifting & Testing are approved distributors for many worldwide Crane companies, ensuring that the product you get is top quality and manufactured to the highest standards.
In addition to Munck spares, Towne Lifting & Testing also carry parts for other major manufacturers.
Whatever part you require for your lifting equipment we will be able to supply it. Although we do carry stocks, it is not practical to carry spare parts for all makes of overhead cranes, however, our trained and dedicated staff will be able to source replacement parts within 24 hours.
Depending upon availability we can provide spare parts for most of your lifting equipment. Whilst it is not practicable to carry spare parts for all makes of overhead cranes our trained staff should be able to source replacement parts within 24 hours.
Crane installation & Commissioning
Our skilled site engineers can install custom made fabrications, and also commission new or existing crane structures, swing jibs, lifting clamps and jigs, fork truck attachments and A frames.
For our premier customers who need the security of a service level agreement. We offer our managed service contract which are negotiable to your requirements.
Ad Hoc Call Out
We also offer a 24 hours crane maintenance service to our non-contracted customers. Most crane breakdowns can be attended to within two hours, during normal working hours. A helpline is available to help cope with any demands beyond normal hours.
Our engineers are fully mobile, each having a modern van/pickup and are fully equipped with tools and equipment to travel anywhere around the UK. We carry a wide range of common parts so can often restore your crane to service on the initial visit.
Crane Maintenance & Inspection Services
Our team are on hand to provide you with information, service and parts to ensure that your craneage equipment works to its full potential. We are committed to ensuring you are supplied with quality equipment at the right price and that the equipment is suitable and fit for purpose. Regular inspection of cranes and hoists are vital. It is crucial to provide a safe working environment for your employees, whilst at the same time complying with current legislation (LOLER). Routine maintenance and inspection contracts can be put in place to reduce breakdowns and ensure a more effective use of your lifting equipment. Any major defects will be reported and can either be dealt with by customers own staff or on the spot by our fully trained site engineers. We carry out routine maintenance and re-roping of many type of cranes and material handing machines to all sectors of industry.
Overhead Crane Manufacture & Design
We offer a wide range of services within Overhead Crane Manufacture and Design. Many services are provided by our dedicated manufacturing division but we also enjoy excellent relationships with many of the top crane suppliers.
As distributors to Munck Cranes in the UK, Towne Lifting & Testing are able to supply the Munck range of standard cranes and also specialist units for Offshore, Marine and Energy. We are also authorised distributors for Demag, Street, Morris and many other lifting equipment manufacturers’.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is performed in all of our branches, our experienced staff utilise our test bed facilities and specialist techniques to ensure your equipment is safe and meets legislative requirements.
Guaranteeing Safe Operation
Flaws can affect the serviceability of the material or structure, so NDT is important in guaranteeing safe operation and assessing lifting equipment. The flaws may be cracks or inclusions in welds and castings, or variations in structural properties which can lead to loss of strength or failure in service.
Non-destructive testing is used for in-service inspection and for condition monitoring of Lifting Equipment. The essential feature of NDT is that the test process itself produces no deleterious effects on the material or structure under test.
We can load test all lifting equipment up to 200 tonnes using our horizontal test bed facilities.
We also utilise other non-destructive techniques such as Magnetic Particle Inspection to check for any defects in metal parts.
Towne Lifting and Testing perform NDT on lifting equipment in-house and on-site.
- Lifting Gear Inspection
- Safe Operation of Overhead Cranes * Optional LEEA Accreditation available
- Manual Handling
- Wire Rope Appreciation
Stevedoring (In Association with Hull College)
- Cargo Handling in Ports
- Managing Safely in Ports
- Berthing and Mooring of Ships
- Cargo Securing
We have the ability to manufacture in-house wire ropes from 1.5mm to 52mm diameter wire ropes in any length and construction. We can also manufacture cable laid grommets and super loop slings for use offshore. To compliment our wire rope stock we keep a comprehensive range of lifting equipment from all leading brands, including Crosby, Yale, Camlok, Rud, Walker Magnetics etc.
Safety (IOSH Accredited)
- Working Safely (1 day passport)
- Managing Safely
Working At Height
- Safe Use of Safety Harnesses
- Working Safely at Height
Woodworking Machinery / Pallet Making Safe Operation
We offer the full range of the Timcon safety modules (see www.timcon.org for additional information)