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Lifting Equipment in Southampton, Hampshire


Offering a comprehensive range of lifting and rope services, our experienced team of professionals are trained in a variety of services including LOLER thorough examinations and services and industrial door maintenance.

Hire Lifting Equipment

SWL Rope Lifting & Testing Ltd supply hire equipment to a wide range of industry sectors. With short and long-term hire options available along with our extensive range of hire stock, we will always try and find the best solution for your specific requirement. With a highly experienced team with more than 20 years of experience, help and advice will always be on hand.

LOLER Thorough Examinations and Services

SWL Rope Lifting & Testing Ltd based in Southampton, Hampshire, offer LOLER & PUWER thorough examination and testing services at all of our depots throughout the country. Ranging from in-house testing on our tensile and compression test machines to the on-site testing of all types of lifting/pulling appliances and accessories, we use a wide range of methods to carry out these tests, from calibrated weight to dedicated hydraulic pulling equipment.

Industrial Door Maintenance

As part of our range of services we offer industrial door maintenance, supply, inspection, and repair service. We are able to carry out the statutory inspection and maintenance of common use doors, powered and manual roller shutter, concertina, and sectional overhead doors.

Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing

With our team of highly trained and experienced technicians we have the capability to complete both non-destructive and destructive testing types depending on your requirements. Whether you’re looking to tensile test samples to destruction to establish their break load, or you are looking for non-destructive MPI, weld testing or marine and hull surveys, we are here to help and offer advice throughout your project.

Height Safety Systems

At SWL we partner with some of the most reputable product manufactures in the industry. One of those partners is Harken UK for which we are a Harken system approved installer and supplier. We can design, supply, install, and maintain all height safety systems across the UK. Whether working on exposed roof edges, catwalks, servicing roller coasters, or maintaining cranes, SWL’s safety systems ensure you are always kept safe and compliant.

WISH Waste Industry Health and Safety

Waste Industry Health and Safety (WISH) has been initiated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to offer a forum to encourage best practice throughout the Waste Collection Recycling and Disposal sectors of industry.


We have a dedicated training facility at our Head Office in Southampton where we carry out training as a CPD accredited training provider, ranging from Harness and Lanyard Training, Safe Use of Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes, and Safe Use of Runway Beams along with a selection of other specialist training. We are constantly updating our training courses, both accredited and tailored and can accommodate many of your lifting equipment and height safety training requirements. Please see the details for our most popular.


Working to strict ISO quality systems, SWL in Southampton, Hampshire, is committed to supplying service and quality of the highest standard. SWL have become a trusted supplier of services and products to Defence and Special Forces across the globe.


Through our Lloyds Ship Safety Services Division, we recognise the Importance and the special requirements of managing lifting marine equipment for various marine services. Our engineers can attend vessels locally within the UK, or travel worldwide as a riding squad, to meet marine client requirements.


Our Lloyds Beal Site Services depot in Caerphilly is where we specialise in the manufacture of products for the aviation industry, including custom made aviation lifting and jacking equipment to customer specific requirements from around the globe.


At our Lloyds Beal Site Services depot, we specialise in custom metal fabrication for various industries, including construction, manufacturing, rail, defence, marine and transportation. Our team of experienced fabricators and engineers work closely with our customers to understand their specific needs and create functional and cost-effective solutions.

Compressed Air Services

SWP offer a wide range of compressed air services from complete system design and installation through to compressor servicing and repairs. Our team has the expertise to take your project through from concept to completion.

At SWP Compressed Air Services, we take a collaborative approach. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and develop solutions that meet their specific requirements. We are passionate about delivering exceptional results that exceed our clients’ expectations to ensure a long-term relationship as ‘your compressed air partner’.


About Us

We are members of the LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) with LEEA qualified engineers, members of CSCS (Construction skills Certification Scheme) member of the British Safety Council.



Working across a range of brands including Harken, Tractel, Enerpac etc. has both the experience and knowledge to work with a variety of high-quality materials and products.