About Us

Ritchie Machine Services have many years of experience and expertise in servicing, repairing and maintaining your Woodworking and Metalworking machinery. A regular maintenance contract can be arranged to ensure that your machines are in a proper and safe working order (as asked for by the HSE) and to keep expensive down-time to a minimum.

Our mobile Service Engineers will travel to your site and cover the whole of the UK.

We are a specialist supplier to Educational Establishments, Council Workshops, plus the wood, aluminium, UPVC and engineering industries, carrying out:

  • Annual Machinery Service
  • Safety Tests and Certification
  • Machinery repairs
  • Emergency call outs
  • Safety Improvements
  • Fitting of D.C. Brakes
  • and much more

Local Exhaust Ventilation Tests, Design & Installation

We also offer Local Exhaust Ventilation Tests for extraction and ventilation systems and a design and installation service.

Established in 1991, we have over this period carried out work for many local authorities including Bristol, Wiltshire, Birmingham, Somerset, Neath and Port Talbot, and Pembrokeshire councils to name but a few and continue to do so. References are available upon request.

All our engineers have enhanced DBS clearance and carry their proof copy with them for inspection at all times.

Standards & Regulations

All work is carried out in accordance with P.U.W.E.R. 98, BS4163 2021, A.C.O.P. Standards and our own Service and Maintenance Schedule.


As the work is carried out, an engineer’s report is filled in listing each machine, giving the results of the safety tests, plus any replacement, or new parts required. On completion of work our engineer will run through their findings with the contact person and request a signature, one copy will be given to the customer. And our copy will then be returned to our office for processing. All machines that meet with the current regulations will be issued with a certificate.


All machines that do not come up to the required standard will be listed on the report and a quotation stating parts that are required plus a costing to carry out the upgrades and recertification will be sent to the customer.

A Certificate of Safety will be issued that must be retained for 5 years.