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Pull Testing

Anchors, Brackets, Fixings
& Fasteners

Proof load test, Pull out test or anchor
test. Whatever you call it, we do it!
Why have pull out testing?
The purpose of pull out testing is to ensure
the correct installation of fixings, confirm
they adhere to specific design calculations
and requirements, and guarantee safety
on site.

Design phase - preliminary /
ultimate load testing

You are in the design phase of the project. You know the fixings you would like to use in your installation. But you’re not sure if they will work as you need them to, in the substrate material you have on site. You need preliminary / ultimate load testing.We will test a minimum of 5 sample fixings installed into the substrate material. The test data will confirm whether the fixings work as you need them to. The test data will also inform the designer if an alternative size or type of fixing must be used.

Build phase - proof
load testing

Your fixings have been installed, but you need
the installation independently inspected,
tested and certified for project sign off. You
need proof load testing.

We will test a proportion of the fixings installed;
generally, 2.5% – 5% (unless we find any failures).
We will discuss our findings with you and issue
test results on the same day.

There’s no such thing as ‘routine
testing.Every installation is unique.
Every test design, method of load application, observation and test result
deserves intelligent and experienced attention.

Load Testing

Lifting Beams & Runway Beams

Why have load testing?

Proof load tests are often required to validate design calculations, demonstrate the quality of an installation or confirm the safety and suitability of a load bearing structure. The proof test load of a component or structure is made up of its maximum design service load multiplied by the proof factor, also known as the safety factor.

Proof load testing is often performed to prove the suitability of a prototype, ensure correct installation prior to entering service, to confirm whether the load bearing structure can withstand additional uses, or to verify whether the existing component is still fit for purpose.