SWL was set up to supply, hire and repair lifting equipment for major industry. We now offer an extensive range of services aimed at putting safety first.

Now part of the McDonald Group (read news story <LINK>), SWL International was founded in 1994 to supply, hire and repair lifting equipment to major industry. We’ve steadily expanded over the years and we now offer an extensive range of services. Our services include certification and testing, nondestructive testing services, electrical inspection, installation and testing, fire retardant testing, training, and sale and hire of lifting equipment.

Today, we have an extensive client base incorporating all the major industry sectors, including oil and gas, renewable energy, civil engineering, manufacturing and fabrication, and the food industry.

Completely customer-focused, we’ve built excellent relationships with many long-term customers and partners. Our clients include the Highland Council, Global Energy Group, Orkney Ferries, Baxters, Siemens, Heavy Crane Contractors, SSE and the FCBC consortium building the new Forth Road Bridge.

We’re ISO 9001 certified, showing our commitment to consistently providing a quality service. We pride ourselves on our innovative, proactive and can-do attitude.

Our services

  • WEBCERT online management system
  • Inspection and testing
  • Electrical installation, inspection and testing
  • Fire equipment testing
  • Training
  • Sale and hire of lifting equipment

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It's been a pleasure having McDonald Scaffolding working on our rig over the last couple of years. The only thing that comes to mind on the service provided is safe, hardworking, honest & dependable - professionalism at its best. Your team had only 1 attitude ....Can Do

The performance of your foreman and his squad was outstanding. The response to all our requirements and the restrictions imposed on your team by the task and weather conditions was beyond reproach. The work ethic and team spirit shown by the squad was outstanding. They were always first on site and if it was safe to do so, worked in all weathers without complaint and always in high spirit.