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Growing our portfolio on Major Load Tests successfully performed

FB Crane Builders and Repairs, continue to grow its portfolio on Major Load Tests, successfully performed.

Although load testing plays a vital role in the overall performance of overhead lifting machinery, many businesses are often unclear or unfamiliar with the specified requirements and standards set out by the South African National Standards.

With FB Crane Builders and Repairs being registered as a Lifting Machinery Entity (LME) together with their certified Lifting Machinery Inspectors (LMI’S) ,they are legally the right company to perform Load Tests on all Lifting Driven Machinery.

Their team of experts eagerly roll up their sleeves to conduct various Enormous Load Tests with a 132t being the most recent.


Behind the Scenes: Portfolio of Load Tests Successfully Performed




Did you know:

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…


When should a crane be load tested?

  • On an annual basis to comply with SANS standards. However, SANS also specifies that if a Lifting Machinery Inspector deems the Crane as old or in a poor condition, more regular tests need to be performed.
  • New Overhead crane systems SHALL be load tested prior to being placed into service.
  • Existing crane system SHALL be load tested after modification or re-rating.
  • After a major component has been replaced or repaired on the load path of the crane.


Need a load test?

FB Crane Builders and Repairs offers comprehensive Load Testing Services for all makes and types of cranes giving clients peace of mind that their cranes meet legal compliance standards.

Book your next Load Test with FB Crane Builders and Repairs


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