Proof Load Testing of Lifting Equipment


Proof/Load Testing and inspection of Hydraulic Lifting Equipment

Proof load testing ensures that items of hydraulic lifting equipment can perform to the required manufacturer's specification. The proof load test is specific to each piece of equipment and includes a thorough examination of the equipment and its operation, including checking for welding flaws, hydraulic fluid leaks and other fundamental mechanical defects. 


A proof load test involves applying a load to a structure up to and beyond its stated manufacturers working load limit, ensuring it is not just holding the load but is also not lifting a load beyond its specification. This test demonstrates if the equipment is safe to use.


We perform proof load tests on-site, ensuring that the equipment is stable and holding its load. By choosing Tekcal to carry out your proof load testing, you are opting for a streamlined and straightforward service provider.   


When working in an industry with high risks of injury, you can never leave anything to chance. Therefore, it is your responsibility to have hydraulic lifting equipment tested on a regular basis to ensure everyone's safety.


If you require proof load testing of your hydraulic lifting equipment contact Tekcal today. You can call us at +44 (0) 1482 242 123 or drop us an email at


We carry out hydraulic load testing for many different pieces of equipment, including but not limited to:

  • Aircraft jacks

  • Axle stands

  • Bottle jacks

  • Fork lift jacks

  • Engine cranes

  • Transmission jacks

  • Trolley Jacks



Tekcal specialise in on Site Calibration, LOLER, CP7 and Hydraulic Load testing through our fleet of Mobile Calibration laboratories. We will visit your site and will calibrate/test your equipment as required.

Operating throughout the UK

Tekcals Mobile Calibration and Testing team operates throughout the whole UK and consist of highly trained and qualified technicians and engineers with a vast amount of knowledge and experience.

VAG Approved

As an approved supplier to VAG group(Audi, Bentley, Ducati, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen) Tekcal are one of the few companies in UK authorised to carry out calibrations of VAS Diagnostic & Hybrid equipment.