As a trusted partner to the lift industry, IIA takes quality and safety to a higher level. We have decades of experience providing on-site inspections and engineering solutions to ensure the safety of airline ground support equipment (GSE), overhead and mobile cranes, bucket and fire trucks, scissor lifts, mast-climbing work platforms (MCWPs), and other aerial and lift devices. We inspect all types of lift equipment, each to its corresponding standard. As a full-service provider, our team also includes professional engineers who specialize in lift equipment design, repair, lift planning and accident investigation.

Lift Equipment Inspection

Our expertise in non-destructive testing (NDT) allows us to accurately detect surface and subsurface defects without damaging the equipment being tested. We offer a variety of complementary NDT, including dielectric, acoustic emission, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, visual and operational inspections. We perform NDT inspection and certification of the following types of lift equipment and more:

  • Fork Trucks & Material Handlers
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Spreader Beams & Man Baskets
  • Jib & Gantry Cranes
  • Drill Rigs
  • Scrap Handlers
  • Mining Equipment
  • Container Handlers / Reach Stackers
  • Airline Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  • Manlifts & Scissor Lifts
  • Vehicle-Mounted Aerials
  • Concrete Pumps
  • Tower Cranes
  • Fire Truck Aerials
  • Spreader Beams & Man Baskets
  • Mast-Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP)
  • General Lift Equipment Inspections

Lift Equipment Engineering

We provide a wide range of engineering services for lift equipment, including the following:

  • Repair procedures for damaged cranes and other construction equipment
  • Engineered lifts for heavy loads, tandem crane lifts, or installation into difficult areas
  • Load testing and load rating of cranes and other lift equipment
  • Custom engineered and fabricated equipment such as: spreader bars, man baskets, gantry cranes and monorails, pallet lifters, jib cranes, fork extensions, and fall protection systems
  • Pre-engineered lifting products, such as spreader beams and man baskets
  • Equipment modifications
  • Accident investigation and expert witness services


IIA is an industry leader in conventional and advanced NDE, with decades of experience in the lift industry. Our one-stop-shop services mean fast turnaround times and cost-effective solutions for owners/operators of lift equipment. When you partner with IIA, you gain access to a vast network of skilled technicians and licensed engineers, specialized inspection tools, lab facilities and a commitment to quality on every job.