Load Testing

Providing essential tests for load bearing Equipment

Many organisations use load bearing equipment as part of their daily operations. It must be tested to ensure it can support the desired load safely. Hutcheon Examination Services (HESL) are experts in proof load testing on a wide variety of equipment.

Proof Load Testing Expertise and Equipment

Our highly qualified engineer surveyors are here to ensure your load bearing equipment meets safety regulations, helping you to gain appropriate certification.

HESL can also help you test tensile and compression strength of bespoke equipment to support product development, or as part of the certification for CE marking. We can design and fabricate jigs and frames to achieve the desired proof load.

The load testing equipment we have available includes:

  • 5 tonne gantry crane.
  • 20kg steel block weights.
  • Calibrated torque wrenches
  • A range of tensile and compression calibrated digital load cells.
  • Assorted lifting tackle; slings, chains, chain blocks and hoists etc.
  • Hydra jaws hydraulic testers (with range of calibrated gauges).

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  • Test weight trailer.
  • Two hydraulic tensile testing rigs to 12 tonne.
  • Water bags for crane and beam proof load tests.
  • Workshop 16amp and 32amp three phase electrical supply.
  • Compressed air system for workshop settings.

Runway Beam Proof Load Tested utilising 3 tonne water bag and 12 tonne load cell.


Arrange an Examination

Do you need load testing services in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, London or the surrounding areas?

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Quotes for other regions also available upon request.


Our Accreditations

We Are Proud To Hold The Following Accreditations

Personable, Professional, Efficient & Friendly

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Hutcheon Examination Services for over a year now and I cannot fault their high end quality of work and professional attitude all mixed in with the personal time business approach to customer satisfaction. I have regular dealings with both Suzanne and Claire and my queries are always dealt with swiftly and efficiently. I know that I can rely on the admin team to ensure that the inspections are carried out within a timely manner and that we maintain compliance of our stock. I have also dealt with Peter and Lynne and every time an issue needs resolving, they have not disappointed. The feedback we have received from our residents is that the engineers are both friendly and informative about what they are doing. I would not hesitate in recommending HESL to any organisation. Thanks Team!
- Janina Haisman, Green Square Accord

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