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Count on the team at Professional Lifting Services Ltd to ensure your equipment is safe to use and meets the expected loads suggested by the manufacturer.

What is proof load testing and why should it be carried out?

Load testing is a must for any business that operates lifting equipment. It involves applying a consistent force on equipment for a set amount of time, to ensure it meets the claimed minimum load requirements without fail. 

Testing is essential for meeting OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements, and demonstrates that your equipment can handle the loads it claims to accommodate. We can test hooks, jib cranes and much more besides.

Professional Lifting Services are fully equipped to carry out proof load tests and Reports of Thorough Examination to suit your exact requirements. Our Sheffield-based workshop has a purpose built test rig with a capacity of 500te, this equipment is calibrated in accordance with standard ISO 7500-1:2004 part 1. With our fully-equipped workshop and decades of industry expertise, we are in the perfect position to support companies up and down the UK

Should a test be required away from our workshop we have over 60te of calibrated test weights, complete with lifting beam and should a customer require a specific test setup, we design and manufacture custom built test rigs to suit requirements.

Our test equipment in action:

A Crane Lifting a Container

To arrange proof load testing, or to discuss your requirements, feel free to contact us today, on:

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