Successful Major Load Tests

FB Crane Builders and Repairs continues to grow its portfolio on load tests successfully performed. The company’s team of experts roll up their sleeves to conduct various size load tests with a 132t being the most recent.
Although load testing plays a vital role in the performance of overhead lifting machinery, many businesses are often unfamiliar with the requirements and standards set out by the South African National Standards. For example, the standards make it clear that: “If load testing has not been performed and crane failure results in an accident, as the owner of the crane, you may be liable for a fine and a prison sentence…”
On an annual basis to comply with SANS standards, SANS also specifies that if a Lifting Machinery Inspector (LMI) deems the crane as old or in a poor condition, more regular tests need to be performed.
Also, new overhead crane systems shall be load tested prior to being placed into service; and existing crane systems shall be load tested after modification or re-rating.
In addition, testing must take place after a major component has been replaced or repaired on the load path of the crane.
With FB Cranes being registered as a Lifting Machinery Entity together with their certified LMI’s, they are legally the right company to perform load tests on all lifting driven machinery.
FB Cranes, Timothy Best,
Tel: (011) 902-3271,