Load testing and inspection of overhead cranes is required by many safety regulations, national consensus standards and manufacturers. It is the purpose of the annual condition inspection to ensure that the overall structural, mechanical and electric components of the equipment have been maintained in a safe and serviceable condition and are functioning properly according to the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications.
The purpose of the load test to ensure by actual overloading, that the equipment is capable of safely lifting and moving the rated load through all designed motions. The inspection and load test do not take into account the duty factor of the equipment. The frequency of performing a load test can vary depending on regulatory jurisdiction.
At ProservCrane Group we pride ourselves in having the expertise and necessary equipment to effectively install and load test for all our material handling products.
After an installation we will load test cranes at 125% of capacity verifying that the device or structure complies with OSHA specifications and safety requirements.