In addition to the testing of weighing scales and balances there are many other uses for calibrated test weights including:
LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) testing or proof load testing – This involves the periodic testing, normally to one-and-a-half times the lifting equipment’s rated, safe working load, by test weights, strain or load gauges, this includes all types of lifts and hoists. Equipment Testing – Calibrated test weights or force gauges can be used to determine how much force it takes to operate a lever, activate an emergency stop, open a gate, a lid or a top from a bottle etc. Material Testing or destructive testing – what force or weight does it take to tear material, break a cord or snap a widget? The above tests are normally used to satisfy Health and Safety requirements or quality control requirements so these weights are normally purchased with one of our certification options to demonstrate their accuracy.