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Pull Testing: Are Your Fittings Safety Compliant? (Guide)

By Mark Castle | June 14, 2018

We’re Leading The Way in Pull Testing.
Here’s why.

Bolts, anchors and fixings. Use them? We test hundreds of them, every year. Both in buildings and temporary structures. Why? We do it to keep shoppers, managers, staff and students safe - by making sure that the places where they work, learn and visit are safe and structurally sound.

Does your project require pull-testing?

From level-crossings and Christmas lights, to shopping centre lifts and supermarket ceilings. When bolts and other fixings are used to suspend any heavy structure above our heads, these require professional testing to make sure they are up to the job. We use this essential safety test to check that crucial fittings can handle the load we place them under. Yes, even the Christmas lights in your town centre have to be pull-tested every year, before the illuminations can be switched on.

At Castle & Pryor, we put safety first, no matter what project we’re tackling. And we’re leading the way in Pull Testing. As specialist contractors, we perform this service to help ensure the safety of everyone, from building professionals to members of the public.

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An example of Pull Testing or also known as Stress Testing.

Where is pull-testing used?

Pull testing is carried out everywhere from construction sites to finished building projects and even in temporary structures for events. Fittings that hold together festivals tents and event marquees, for example, require testing to check if they can be relied on to safely support their load.

Why use pull-testing?

Pull Testing means items can be hung from a hook, hoop or anchored fixing with the assurance that a fitting failure won’t be the cause of any concern. All sorts of things require pull testing, within the private and public sector - anything fixed and hung by fittings secured in concrete or masonry can and should, be declared safe through this essential procedure.

Why choose Castle & Pryor: The Pull Testing Experts

So far, we’ve made every single project safer through pull-testing. And we’re proud to perform hundreds of tests every year. We’ll even design and build something special for your job if required. As our lead engineer likes to put it,

"For some projects, what we need isn’t available off the shelf. In these instances, we’ll custom make the right parts to suit a particular fixing. Nothing stands between us and pull testing!"

Can you be sure your fittings are up to the job? If you’re not sure, we can advise whether your project requires pull-testing or not. Give us a call on 0808 253 3611 or email us and we’ll be happy to discuss the safety of your fittings. Or learn more about the benefits on our Pull Testing page.

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