Ladders and Scaffolding

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With many years experience working in the lifting equipment hire trade we have built up a wealth of experience.

Professional & Courteous

We're reliable and trustworthy and work hard to ensure our customers know we won't let them down.

Competitive Pricing

Our quotes and rates are always accurate, and reflect the extremely high we are known for.

Highly Recommended

Word of mouth goes a long way. Our customers would gladly refer us, and often give us repeat business themselves.

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Northwest Lifting Services are members of the Ladder Association and engineers are trained in the Inspection and reporting of Ladders & steps.


1. Every employer shall ensure that when a ladder is used for work at height only if the use of a more suitable work equipment is not justified because of the low risk and —

(a) the short duration of use; or

(b) existing features on site which he cannot be altered.

2. A ladder shall be so positioned as to ensure its stability during use.

3. Suspended ladders shall be attached in a secure manner and so that, with the exception of a flexible ladder, it cannot be displaced and swinging is prevented.

4. A portable ladder shall be prevented from slipping during use by —

(a) securing the stiles at or near their upper or lower ends;

(b) an effective anti-slip or other effective stability device; or

(c) any other arrangement of equivalent effectiveness.

5. A ladder used for access shall be long enough to protrude sufficiently above the place of landing to which it provides access, unless other measures have been taken to ensure a firm handhold.

6. No interlocking or extension ladder shall be used unless its sections are prevented from moving relative to each other while in use.

7. A mobile ladder shall be prevented from moving before it is stepped on.

8. Where a ladder or run of ladders rises a vertical distance of 9 metres or more above its base, there shall, where reasonably practicable, be provided at suitable intervals sufficient safe landing areas or rest platforms.

9. Every ladder shall be used in such a way that— (a) a secure handhold and secure support are always available to the user; and

(b) the user can maintain a safe handhold when carrying a load unless, in the case of a step ladder, the maintenance of a handhold is not practicable when a load is carried, and a risk assessment under regulation 3 of the Management Regulations has demonstrated that the use of a stepladder is justified because of—

(i) the low risk; and

(ii) the short duration of use.

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Contact us anytime on 07719 843344 or 07395 838469

Our Coverage Area

Northwest Lifting services cover all aspects of the lifting equipment hire trade and can take on projects of varying sizes and levels of complexity. Our service is available throughout the whole of Liverpool and even the surrounding ares. Some of the areas we work in are listed below, however this is not a comprehensive list.

  • Liverpool
  • The Wirral
  • Birkenhead
  • St Helens
  • Wigan
  • Warrington
  • Newton
  • Southport
  • Formby
  • Whiston

Is your area not listed above? Please don’t hesitate to contact us regardless. Although based in Liverpool, we are still able to travel to accommodate our clients.

Why Choose Northwest Lifting services

Fast Response

Northwest Lifting services believe you shouldn’t have to wait in all day for your lifting engineer, regardless of the size of the task. We pride ourselves on our speedy service.

Expert Advice

Northwest Lifting services are highly trained and knowledgeable in the trade. Our advice is always free and always with the customers best interests in mind. Call us today and see how we can help.

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Tired of messaging countless lifting engineers and being let down, or the quotes being un-realistic? Look no further than Northwest Lifting services. Contact us today.

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