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Provision, testing and certification of critical access and safety systems

Cradle Maintenance

PTSG Access and Safety is the largest provider of cradle maintenance services for permanently installed suspended access equipment in the UK.

We provide maintenance, inspection, testing and repair services for all types of equipment including building maintenance units, gantry systems, cradle systems, monorail systems and lifting equipment.

Our engineers maintain, inspect and test a wide variety of equipment. Principally we work on suspended access equipment such as building maintenance units, cradle systems, monorails, gantries and travelling ladders ensuring that they are safe to use.

Reactive works / call outs

We offer national coverage with locally-based engineers coordinated from our head office and central operations base in Castleford, West Yorkshire.

Breakdowns and call-outs are generally attended the same day by our qualified and experienced engineers. We operate continuous ongoing training to ensure we can provide the best service to our clients, giving them peace of mind that work is carried out safely, to a high standard and meeting all legislative requirements.

Repairs and refurbishment

We are able to offer a comprehensive repair and refurbishment programme, from replacing a single limit switch to the complete overhaul and refurbishment of machines to bring them into line with current standards and extend the working life of equipment.

We are also able to carry out full SAFED LG3 inspections / repairs as necessary.

Condition surveys and advice

We carry out condition surveys and reports on older equipment to help decision makers get the best from their equipment and budgets. We can also provide cost forecasts to allow budget planning and give advice on industry best practice.

As leading active members of the Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association (SAEMA), we are always abreast of potential changes to legislation and guidance and our managers and directors often help to set the standards for equipment with their positions on the committees of the British and European Standards.


We are able to provide fully certified Health and Safety training relating specifically to the access equipment on a site, and site specific practical training for operators in line with BS6037-1:2003 for Suspended Access Equipment and BS6037-2:2004 for Travelling Ladders & Gantries.

Technical literature

For many of our clients we are able to provide technical literature to support the use of cradles and access systems on site.

These services are most commonly used to provide site log books allowing clients to store all relevant information in one place to ensure that all users and inspectors have ready access to all the information they need.

Health and safety

Health, safety and quality are the key driving forces in the industry and PTSG Access and Safety sets very high standards within our own workforce and spreads this message across all of our stakeholders.

PTSG Access and Safety is accredited to several Health and Safety bodies, such as SafeContractor. We are also accredited to OHSAS18001 for Health and Safety, ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.

PTSG Access and Safety is an active member of a number of relevant trade associations to ensure that we lead the way in understanding standards, legislation and industry best practice.

Operation of equipment

We often provide skilled engineer attendance to operate access equipment for a variety of other users and tasks such as:

  • Assisting insurance surveyors completing their LOLER examinations of the equipment
  • Window cleaning / cladding cleaning
  • Glazing replacement and façade repairs
  • Surveyors
  • Maintenance to exterior lighting, aircraft lights, CCTV systems, etc

Asset management

PTSG Access and Safety works closely with many national clients with multiple sites and assets and we carefully tailor our services to meet their needs. These include several national banks such as RBS and Lloyds Banking Group, government departments such as DWP and Land Registry, commercial property managers such as JLL and DTZ and organisations such as Marks & Spencer and Unite.

We actively monitor asset lists and site information to keep our clients up to date and compliant. With our engineers based locally across the country and managed from our head office in West Yorkshire, this level of service is unrivalled in the industry.

We can host compliance information through our website and often upload data onto our clients’ own systems. At all levels we work closely with the client teams to ensure that everyone has the information they need, when they need it and in the format to suit them.


Our aim is to work closely with our clients, listening to what they need and how they work and then ensuring that we tailor our offer to suit their requirements. All our clients benefit from technical advice over the telephone and we are also more than happy to conduct site surveys where face to face discussions often produce the most cost effective solutions that really work on site.

We also offer longer term fixed price contracts (three to five years) and can provide budget forecasts and advice. We can plan site works annually in advance to allow clients to plan insurance inspections, window cleaning, etc.
Testing, inspection and certification

Our maintenance contracts generally include full testing, inspection and certification to BS6037 for:

  • Building Maintenance Units
  • Cradle systems
  • Monorail systems
  • Fixed and movable davits
  • Travelling ladders
  • Gantries

We are also able to offer testing, inspection and certification for all other related items such as:

  • PPE
  • Abseil systems
  • Overhead cranes
  • Runway beams
  • Hoists
  • Slings, shackles and other loose gear

Case Studies

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Cradles and bosun’s chairs


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Travelling ladders and gantries




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