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Jib Crane Installing, Testing and Commissioning.

Many people ask us if we explain the jib crane installing, testing and commissioning process. To help with this we have put together this information page.

Following receipt of an order number to install or re-position a floor mounted jib crane we will first agree a date with the client. As per our quotation we will normally ask the client to supply a fork lift truck, access equipment and test weights, this can be discussed before hand if you have any questions.


On arrival our installation team will consult with you as to exactly where you want the jib column positioning, before any drilling takes place. Once this has been agreed, the column is fastened to the floor using one of the three following methods:-

  1. Chemical anchor fixing directly on the clients floor slab
  2. Fixed onto pre-sunken Donati ground anchors
  3. Fixed to the floor via an extra large base plate to help spread the weight, depending on your factory floors depth.

We always need to agree on which option you favour in advance of the installation. Once the jibs pillar is secured to the floor the swing jibs arm and chain hoist are fastened to it. This is followed by the festoon cable and trolleys. The jib crane is now ready to test.

Below: 360 degree swivel lifting yoke, this device is used lift and locate the jib cranes up stand.

Lifting Yoke


What do we require prior to arrival on site

We will need a clear and free working area.

We need the electricity supply to the jib crane, via a fused isolator, a 10 amp supply is sufficient up to 1t SWL jib crane. If your pillar jib crane is positioned into the middle of your workshop floor, the electrical cables need to hang down from above the jib crane, so we can wire them into the jib termination box. This is positioned one meter from the ground on the jib column.


Testing of a Swing Jib Crane, or Pillar jib Crane.

Once installed and the chemical resin around the anchor bolts has hardened, the engineers will apply the load test to the pillar jib crane. A record the deflection is then taken.

NOTE: If the installation cannot take place, for example if your floor depth is not sufficient, we will have to charge for an aborted visit.


What is included when we install jib cranes.

Installation includes;

Install carried out by two engineers

Hire of scissor lift, fork truck and test weights

Chemical resin and floor bolts.

Commission and test

Test cert issued after final payment is received


Installation excludes:

Delivery- jib crane can be collected from the Bradford Depot or delivered to you. We will be happy to quote this.

Below: how the jib crane will be ready for collection or delivered to you.

jib crane installing, testing and commissioning

You may also find useful our Jib cranes FAQ’s web page.

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