Aerial & Ground Ladder Testing

As an ISO/IEC 17020 Accredited Corporation, IIA offers a complete inspection and non-destructive testing program to meet the current NFPA 1911 guidelines for testing aerial ladders, elevating platforms, and water towers, and ground ladders.

Our inspections include a complete visual and operational test of the vehicle, aerial device and associated equipment. Additionally, various non-destructive test methods are used to locate defects.

A computer generated report is issued following these inspections; and if no abnormalities exist, a certificate of compliance is issued in accordance with NFPA 1911 guidelines. The certificate is withheld if repair is necessary until such time as the needed repairs are complete.

Our thorough testing and inspection of ground ladders is in accordance with the current NFPA 1932 guidelines. The testing of ground ladders can minimize ladder failures due to abuse, overloading, normal wear or heat.

Our Inspections and Testing Can Include:

  • Visual/Operational Inspections
  • Load Test
  • Timing and Functional Tests
  • Hardness Test of Non-Ferrous Metal Components
  • Magnetic Particles and/or Dye Penetrant Test of Critical Welds and Casting
  • Hydraulic Oil Analysis
  • Ultrasonic Inspection of Accessible Pins
  • Turntable Bolt Torque Check
  • Drift Test
  • Waterway Systems Check
  • Horizontal Bend Test of Ground Ladders
  • Ground Ladder Hardware and Hook Tests
  • Extension Ladder Hardware Test
  • Heat Sensor Check and Replacement (if necessary)
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection of Rung Welds (optional test)

Certifications and Guidelines

  • ISO/IEC 17020: 2012
  • ISO 9001: 2015
  • Cal-OSHA Certified
  • ANSI A92.2, ASTM 914 and Crane
  • Certification Association of America Committee Members on Staff
  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador Permit to Practice Certificate of Authorization to Perform Engineering Services in Ontario – Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) W178.1
  • WAC (Washington Accreditation for Cranes)
  • Certificate of Compliance from the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
  • Certificate of Authorization from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba
  • Permit to Practice from the Association of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Permit to Practice Professional Engineering from Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

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