We can carry out annual / Bi-annual 110% & 125% overload/load tests at your place of work for Cranes (including lorry mounted cranes) and pretty much anything else you can think of that may need testing under load.
A Proof load test is designed to ensure that items of lifting equipment can perform to the required standard in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance, by giving it a full-strength test. Proof load tests are often needed in addition to the statutory requirements, e.g. LOLER regulations.
A proof load test is required on the installation of any lifting equipment before the item is brought into service.
It is also carried out alongside LOLER Inspections at a frequency determined by a competent person. An example being a 4 yearly 125% overload test on a lorry mounted crane.
There may be other times in the equipment’s life where a proof test is required, e.g.following a weld repair to a structural member after a complete overhaul or following an incident.
Periodic testing may be specified in some British standards, e.g. BS7121, (applicable to lorry loader cranes).