Inspection & Engineering
Accident Investigation
Structural Repair Procedures
Critical Lift & Rigging Studies Design of Rigging Components Heavy Lift & Transportation Supervision
Crane Accident Assessment
Educational Seminars
Design Assessment & Design Modifications
Pre-Purchase Equipment Evaluations
Engineering Certification of Cranes & Lift Equipment
Manufacturing Of Rigging Associated With Lift Devices 

Structural Inspection & Engineering Certification of Cranes and Lift Equipment

An annual inspection of a lift device may be required under the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations of each province. 

UTL maintains an active role in keeping in step with technological advances favoring cranes and lift equipment. With the advent of stronger steels, newer cranes are getting more difficult to properly repair. Careful consideration must be given to the metallurgical properties of the steel before a repair is attempted. 

UTL provides lift equipment inspection and certification services to satisfy the requirements of codes and regulation for all types of lift equipment. Types of equipment include:


Truck or Crawler Mounted Conventional Cranes
  Hydraulic Truck Cranes
Rough Terrain Cranes
Carry Deck and Industrial Cranes Truck Mounted Picker Cranes Articulating Cranes
Overhead Jib and Monorail Cranes Overhead Bridge Cranes
All Terrain Cranes

Self Propelled Manlifts

Hydraulic Telescoping Manlifts
Hydraulic Articulating Manlifts
Scissor Lifts

Aerial Lift Devices

Bucket Trucks
Insulated Bucket Trucks

Rigging Components

Spreader Bars
Lift Beams
Material Baskets

Digger Derricks


Critical Lift & Rigging Studies

Design drawings of cranes lifting equipment, these studies are performed to establish all clearances and obstacles prevalent to the site conditions. The study consists of a detailed scale drawing showing the crane position in relation to the equipment being lifted.  A complete analysis of the crane loads, rigging loads, ground conditions, wind effects and equipment weight are considered in the drawing.  A detailed lift procedure is developed and shown on the drawing.  Once a complete review of the study is finalized, a professional engineer seals the document for use by the client. 

Crane Accident Assessment & Structural Repair

If a crane becomes involved in an accident where structural damage has occurred, the regulations requires any structural repairs to the equipment be repaired under the direction of a professional engineer.  A complete review of the accident is carried out to establish the cause so a proper damage assessment can be provided.  Once the full extent of the damage is realized, the crane is submitted to the certification process above before the equipment returns to service.

Design Assessment & Design Modifications to Lift Devices

All overhead-lifting devices must meet minimum design criteria to be acceptable for use. A professional engineer must assign a structural rating after a thorough design assessment has been completed.  The device is evaluated by reviewing the dimensional properties, basic design construction, material type & strength, and weld construction.  The device is subjected to requirements of Canadian design codes and rated for use. Modifications to existing equipment are often required to meet the specific requirements of the client.  All modifications should be carried out under the direction of a professional engineer.

Manufacturing of Rigging Associated with Lift Devices

Spreader bars, lift beams, man baskets and material baskets are regularly used in the hoisting industry.  The rigging is built to fit the clients’ needs. A design for building the equipment is presented to a qualified contractor for construction.  It is then subjected to structural inspection before it is certified and presented to the client.

Pre-Purchase Equipment Evaluations

When considering the acquisition of lift equipment, a pre-purchase evaluation is valuable in identifying potential concerns with used equipment. Our company will completely inspect the equipment and provide opinions on the condition of the structural and mechanical systems of the equipment. As well, we would evaluate the equipment application to provide assistance in determining the customer’s specific end use job requirements.