Proof Load Tests are performed by LMATS

Proof load test is performed on various components to ensure that these components can withstand the design load without failure or with yeilding (unacceptable deformation).

The test is performed by applying force in the range of 1.1 to 1.5 times of the design load or maximum allowable working load (MAWL) for a specified duration.

There are several types of tests to determine proof loading of products.

LMATS Melbourne and Sydney laboratories can perform proof load test on:

  • screw jacks
  • car jack
  • trolley jacks and stands ( AS 2538, AS 2615, AS 2693)
  • twist locks
  • tow balls ( AS 4177.2)
  • fixed platforms
  • walkways
  • stairways
  • ladders
  • guardrails
  • post (AS 1657)
  • lifting devices and similar products.