Overhead Crane Load Testing Services in Salt Lake City
Overhead crane load testing is imperative for your safety at your jobsite in Salt Lake City. It’s such an important practice and that’s why it is required by OSHA. To ensure the safety of your jobsite, you need a professional to conduct these overhead crane load tests, and who better than ProservCrane Group? We offer load testing services for overhead cranes for jobsites in and around the Salt Lake City area. We will make sure that your lifting equipment and overhead cranes are functioning and working properly before you begin working with your machinery.
When conducting a load test, we will purposely overload your cranes in order to test their capacity and evaluate their overall condition. Your overhead crane should be able to lift loads safely and move loads through a regular motion. In order to meet OSHA standards, we will perform a load test up to 125% to confirm your equipment is in working order. While hooks, hoist chains and wire ropes need to be checked daily, your crane’s ability to lift heavy to severe loads has to be inspected semi-annually or even quarterly.
Heavy loads are considered to be at 80%-100% of capacity and severe loads are defined as working under conditions like high-low temperatures, bad weather or conditions that are hazardous.
What We Do - Load Testing for Overhead Cranes
When performing our overhead crane load testing services, we inspect and look for the following:
- How the crane lowers and hoists loads
- How the trolley travels
- How the bridge travels
- How the limit switches, locking and safety devices perform
- How rated load tests perform
Why does overhead crane load testing need to be done? Not only does a load test need to be done, but it is mandatory. Load testing is conducted to reveal any malfunctions or errors that happen when the crane is under stress. The reason for these tests is to decrease any chance of serious incidents involving overhead cranes. It is also good to know what the performance restrictions are for your overhead crane and any breaking points it might have. When we come to conduct an overhead crane load test, we designate someone to perform duties as an operator during the test.
Contact ProservCrane Group today to learn more about our overhead crane load test services. Our primary goal is to make sure your equipment and jobsite are safe for you to conduct your business under any circumstances.