Lifting Services

Load Testing

Load Testing is carried out at our works or onsite to DNV 2.7-1 and BS EN 12079 Standards to comply with Offshore regulations including Prototype and Drop Testing utilising our 80 tonne overhead gantry fitted with a Rams Horn hook.

6 Monthly examinations of Lifting Equipment are carried out to ensure our clients comply with LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) and the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Specialists in testing light and heavy factory, dockside, platform, rig and vessel installed lifting equipment to meet statutory requirements. This includes inspection of Overhead Beams, Cranes, Containers, Bottle Racks and Personnel Lifting Baskets etc. both on and offshore.

SSCS Lifting have many years’ experience testing Diver Deployment Frames, Dive Baskets and Launch & Recovery Systems (LARS) on-board vessels including ROV deployment systems.

Online Certification

All certification issued by SSCS Lifting is supported by our online certification management database which allows clients 24/7 login access to their records, even at remote locations. Click here to login

SSCS Lifting also offer an “Out of Hours” service with members of staff available at any time to assist with client requirements. Please call 01493 443380 outside of normal business hours to obtain out of hours contact details.

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NDT - Non Destructive Testing

To complement our Load Testing services, SSCS Lifting offer a wide range of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services including Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI), Visual Weld Testing (VT) and Eddy Current Inspection (ET).

All NDT certification is available from our online certification management database meaning that important documents are available 24/7.

Wire Rope Slings

Wire Rope Slings are manufactured to BS EN 13414-1 in a large variety of diameters and Working Load Limits with either Soft Eyes or Thimble Eyes including Single Leg, 2 Leg, 3 Leg 4 Leg and 5 Leg assemblies.

With facilities to manufacture Wire Rope Slings with Tapered Ferrules which have viewing holes, sling assemblies can ben manufactured which comply with the NORSOK standards.

Backed by a large wire rope manufacturer, we are also able to offer specialist ropes and bulk wire rope.

SSCS Lifting has type approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) for the Manufacture of Wire Rope Slings for Offshore Containers.


Large stocks of Chain, Sling Hooks, Self-Locking Hooks, Swivel Hooks, Master Links, Shackles, Turn Buckles, Snatch Blocks, Deck Plates, Wire Rope Grips, Harnesses, Lanyards, Fall Arrest Blocks (Inertia Reels), PPE Equipment and various hardware including RUD Lifting Points are held at our factory which allows us to respond to clients’ needs promptly with most items available ex-stock.

Along with vast stocks held at our premises, we are Authorised Distributers for many large specilist manufacturers of Lifting Equipment, Height Safety Equipment and other specilist equipment to ensure that we are always able to source equipment required by clients. 


The Company occupies some 17,600 square feet of covered premises with specialist equipment including 600 tonne Wire Rope Press, 40 tonne Wire Rope Press, 100 tonne grade “1” horizontal Test Bed, 60 tonne Jack Testing rig, 10 tonne Chain Block tester and a large range of Tension Load Cells.

SSCS Lifting operate an 80 tonne Overhead Gantry which can accommodate large items with over 15m headroom and 12m width with easy access from Harfrey's Road.

Plant Hire

An extensive range of Plant Hire equipment including Chain Blocks, Lever Hoists, Portable Gantries, Lifting Beams, Tirfors, Hydraulic Jacks, Webbing, Chain and Wire Rope Slings.

All plant hire equipment is supplied to clients fully tested and certified.

Whether required for short term or long term hire, we are able to offer specific packages of hire equipment to meet with clients requirements.

Fibre Rope

SSCS Lifting offer fibre rope which can be hand spliced to meet with customer requirements.

Also manufactured at our premises are Fender Ropes as used by luxury motor yachts.

Mooring ropes can be supplied in different diameters and lengths with or without eyes to suit any application requirement.

Slings can be supplied in Dyneema which is much stronger and lighter than the equivalent Wire Rope / Chain Slings. 

Webbing Slings

Webbing slings are manufactured to BS EN 1492-1 at our factory covering a wide range of sizes and lengths. We hold a large stock of raw materials and finished slings which allows us to deliver in a short timeframe.

All raw materials are sourced in the UK and machined using our heavy industrial sewing machinery enabling us to manufacture “specials” to meet specific customer requirements.

Webbing slings are available to purchase online


Roundslings are manufactured to BS EN 1492-2 at our factory covering a wide range of sizes and lengths. We hold a large stock of raw materials and finished slings which allows us to deliver in a short timeframe.

SSCS Lifting have three heavy duty Roundsling spinning machines which are capable of manufacturing slings up to a 40m circumference and larger “Specials” to meet specific customer requirements.

Roundslings are available to purchase online

Lashing Equipment

Ratchet Systems in Polyester Webbing are manufactured at our premises in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 75mm Webbing with Claw Hooks, Delta Links and Snap Hooks and other fittings available upon request.

Lashing chain is held in stock along with Ratchet Load Binders and various fittings to meet specific lashing requirements.

Ratchet Systems are available to purchase online


SSCS Lifting operate a Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2008 which is assessed by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Having a management system which conforms to ISO9001 ensures quality of products and services in adherence with regulated procedures.

Full members of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

SSCS Lifting is approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) for the Manufacture of Wire Rope Slings for Offshore Containers.

For the latest copies of our certificates / accreditations please contact us directly.

BOC Gases

SSCS Lifting are agents for BOC providing industrial gases to the offshore industry in certified DNV Gas Bottle Frames.