Vehicle lifts, engine hoists, jacks, air receivers


Garages, repair shops, MOT garages, bodywork repair, service centres, car dealerships, specialist motor workshops, car manufacturers and logistics, commercial vehicle repair centres.

Why inspect?

There is a long history of fatal and serious injuries resulting from the failure of garage equipment.
We are an independent engineering inspection services company and will enable you to meet your statutory obligations and keep equipment, your employees and visitors safe. The Thurra team provides expert advice on exactly what needs to be inspected and when, in order to comply with legislation and we keep track of everything to ensure you are reminded when inspections are due.

Vehicle lifts

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requires examination by a competent person of vehicle lifting equipment every 6 / 12 months.. All newly installed or recently moved vehicle lifts should have a load test conducted.

Engine hoists

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requires examination by a competent person of engine hoists every 12 months.


The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) requires examination by a competent person of jacks every 12 months.

Air receivers

The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) calls for a Written Scheme of Examination for compressed air systems every 2 years with working examinations every 12 months.

How we work

We generally work with your Insurance Broker as these inspections are often included in your policy agreement, but if not, or if you need any clarification, please get in touch.

We have engineers available in most areas and specialists at the end of the phone to offer advice.

Our service

Our specialists advise on the type of inspections required and the best approach. We keep you fully informed and never leave you waiting.

  • Fast, competitive quotes
  • Timely inspections from qualified engineers
  • Professional, trouble free, responsive
  • Over 25 years in business
  • Dedicated industry specialist Account Manager
  • Free technical support and training sessions
  • Urgent cases rapidly dealt with
  • Discount for volume equipment
  • Prompt documentation
  • Full refund policy in the (unlikely) event of dissatisfaction (Ts & Cs apply)

Resources – common faults found in your equipment

Our Engineer Surveyors who are out in the field every day, report their findings of the most common defects they come across when inspecting equipment in the motor trade and some simple safety measures you can implement straight away.

The Thurra Engineer Surveyors reveal their findings of the most common faults they experience when inspecting vehicle lifting tables. Here’s what they had to say and also what you can do to help avoid life threatening and costly accidents from arising. Find out more.

Our findings of the most common faults we experience when inspecting engine hoist, with helpful tips on how to spot problems and avoid accidents. Read more.

Make sure your jacks are safe and fit for use. See what common problems our specialist engineers encounter when inspecting these at garages here.

Our team of highly experienced engineers report back to us with the most common defects they find with air receivers. Read the full report.

What our customers say

Testimonial user

Company Secretary

Bolton Based Business

“We appreciate the efficiency and flexibility of their inspectors, who go out of their way to accommodate inspections around our busy work schedule. The office staff are also very helpful and are quick to turn around any request. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Other industry sectors we support

These are just a few of the many types of businesses we support. If you don’t see your industry listed, please give us a call to find out how our engineering inspection services can help you.