Load Testing

Load bearing Equipment

Hutcheon Examination Services undertake proof load testing on a wide variety of equipment. Installed runway beams, gantry’s and cranes prior to entering service. Tensile and compression testing of clients bespoke equipment to support product development or as part of the certification for CE marking etc.

This may require Hutcheon Examination Services to design and fabricate jigs, frames etc to achieve the desired proof load.

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Our Equipment

A list of equipment Hutcheon Examination Services have at our disposal:

  1. 5 tonne gantry crane.
  2. 5 tonne of 20kg steel block weights.
  3. A range of calibrated torque wrenches.
  4. A range of tensile and compression calibrated digital load cells.
  5. Assorted lifting tackle; slings, chains, chain blocks and hoists etc.
  6. Hydrajaws hydraulic testers (with range of calibrated gauges).
  7. Test weight trailer.
  8. Two hydraulic tensile testing rigs to 12 tonne.
  9. Water bags for crane and beam proof load tests.
  10. Workshop 16amp and 32amp three phase electrical supply.
  11. Workshop compressed air system.

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


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For load testing enquiries please contact us on 0118 981 1773 or email us at

We currently offer load testing services across Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, North / South / West London and surrounding areas. Even if your area isn't listed, please feel free to contact us and we'll be able to provide a quote.


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Should you require more information about the services we offer please feel free to contact us directly or fill out our enquiry form.

Office Address

Unit 26, Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PW


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Our Accreditations

We Are Proud To Have The Following Accreditations.

ACS ISO90001

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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