Finding the right company to test your lifting equipment can be quite difficult. Choose one that has people who know what they are talking about so that any questions you may have can be answered promptly and clearly, however technical or seemingly trivial. For instance, hydraulic jacks can be tested on site by fully qualified engineers. Abbreviations often confuse people and commonly used abbreviations like SWL (safe working load) is used in reference to lifting environments to indicate what piece of lifting equipment can safely lift.
There are very good reasons for using a company such as ourselves to carry out maintenance checks and testing of lifting equipment. Your lifting equipment was expensive to buy and it needs to be properly looked after so it is important to have proper maintenance done on a regular basis. Whoever you choose make sure they are properly qualified and certified so that you can be sure of high quality workmanship to a guaranteed standard.