Proof Load Testing

A proof test is a form of stress test to demonstrate the fitness of a load bearing structure. Proof load testing is normally a non-destructive test. It is essential to ensure that an item of lifting equipment can perform to the required standard in accordance with the manufacturers guidance.

Proof load test is required in many situations, including but not limited to:

  •  On installation of any lifting equipment

  •  Before the item is brought into service

  •  After a complete overhaul of equipment

  •  Following any repair

  •  Following any Incident or undesired event

PDL provide proof load tests on all types of lifting equipment with certification, including but not limited to:

Lifting equipment            Winches                                        Scissor lifts  
Chains                            Lifting tackle                                  Telescopics
Excavators                     Lorry loaders                                 Trolley jacks
Forklift trucks                  Mobile access platforms               Vehicle lifts
Hoists                             Mobile cranes                                Web slings
Jacks                             Overhead Cranes                           Winches     
Chain Blocks