Load Testing

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Overhead Crane Load Test

For the safety of your employees and workplace, overhead crane load testing is required by CSA law. These tests ensure that your lifting equipment is in proper working order before you start using it for work.

What Does The Load Test Include?

Before using a new crane, it must be tested for the following functions:

  • Hoisting and lowering
  • Trolley travel
  • Bridge travel
  • Limit switches, locking and safety devices
  • Rated load test

The trip setting of hoist limit switches will be determined by tests with an empty hook. The hook travels at increasing speeds up to the maximum speed. The actuating mechanism of the limit switch will be located so that it trips the switch, under any conditions. This must happen with sufficient time to prevent contact from the hook or block the hook with any part of the trolley.

What Is A Load Test?

During load tests, we will intentionally overload cranes to evaluate their condition. You should be able to safely lift and move the load through regular motions. Meerholz Canada wants to ensure the safety of your facility, so we conduct load tests for up to 125% to verify your equipment meets CSA standards.

Why Is A Load Test Necessary?

Load testing is mandatory for a new or altered crane. It reveals functional errors that occur under stress and lowers the risk of serious incidents involving overhead cranes and hoists. We will appoint a qualified individual to perform duties as an operator during the load test.

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If you want to learn more about our crane load testing services, contact Meerholz Canada today. We’re here to make sure everyone at your business is safe and productive throughout the year, under any circumstances.


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