About WWLTS

WW LOAD TESTING SPECIALISTS pioneered the use of water-filled bags in 1979. Formerly known as Water Weights. We are the leaders in the Inspection, load testing and certification & supply in the industry of lifting equipment in Sub-Saharan Africa – Your continental load testing specialists.

​WW LOADT TESTING SPECIALISTS was founded by the Graham Family. The company was formerly known as Water Weights and was established in 1979 by John David Graham & Norman David Graham. The rebrand retains all staff, expertise, clients and contracts under the WW Load Testing Specialists name. Our technical director Norman David Graham is regarded as the best in the business when it comes to load testing. With over 35 years of knowledge and experience, most people in the industry turn to him for advice and help.

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WW Load Testing Specialists use certified water-filled proof load bags & solid weights have become standard equipment for load testing and monitoring in the oil and gas industry, marine, mining, construction, sugar, timber and engineering industry. They’re now also used extensively in shipping, power plants, dams and many other applications. 

As WW Load Testing Specialists, we only use our certified bags that are imported from Aberdeen, Scotland, which are safe, flexible, and cost-effective. We also have a large quantity of solid weights where water is not available or practical. We continue to lead the field, with a range of products for hire and sale worldwide, together with our comprehensive expertise and service.

WW Load Testing Specialists is an independent non-destructive Proof Load Tester and Certifier of all lifting equipment as legislated by the Department of Labour through the OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT – Driven Machinery Regulation 18 – Lifting Machines & Lifting Tackle. 

We pride ourselves on being an unbiased and independent leading name in load testing, inspection, certification & loose equipment supply, and being able to service the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa.

All of our inspectors are registered as LMIs (Lifting Machine Inspectors) with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). We work closely with ECSA, LEESA and the DOL ( Department of Labour) to ensure standards and safety are met within the industry. WW Load testing specialists is a registered LME (Lifting Machine Enterprise). We pride ourselves on implementing the correct methods on lifting equipment in order to ensure the safety at the time of the inspection and load test as well as for the quarterly or annual period that the certification is issued for. We believe that SAFETY AT ALL TIMES IS ESSENTIAL. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to enhance our reputation and keep raising the bar as the leading load testing certification, and inspection and supplier of lifting equipment. We aim to achieve this by ensuring safety within all industries that make use of lifting equipment and through encouraging people to be educated and informed about the standards within the industry. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure we offer the best industry leading services and products to our customers. By doing so, we aim to ensure we save our clients time, money and most importantly, keep the sites that we service accident- and incident-free. 

Our Great Services

WORLD WIDE LOAD TESTING SPECIALISTS offer a wide range of specialised lifting solutions. WW LTS offers fully comprehensive reporting systems which is what sets us a step above the rest and ensures the client is informed on the state of their lifting equipment.

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HYDRAULIC MOBILE TEST RIG

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RIGGING SOLUTIONS

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LIFTING INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

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CERTIFIED LOAD TEST BAG HIRE

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LOAD TESTING AND INSPECTION SERVICES

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REPAIRS & MAINTENTENANCE (OUTSOURCED)

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SOLID WEIGHT HIRE

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LIFTING & SAFETY TRAINING

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LOOSE TACKLE INSPECTIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Our Products

WORLD WIDE LOAD TESTING SPECIALISTS offers a wide range of the highest quality products & lifting solutions.

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Why Choose Us

Professional Service
Industry Leaders
Detailed Reporting
Safety on Site
Maintenance Planning
Quality Assurance
76695
Jobs Completed
11
Countries Covered
1000
Tons of Proof Water Bags
160
Tons of Solid Weights

INDUSTRY & APPLICATION

SCOPE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT

Regular maintenance, including load testing, is not an optional choice when it comes to the majority of equipment – it is mandatory. Proper load testing reveals how much load can be handled before the equipment stops working properly or breaks.

THIS TESTING IS IMPORTANT FOR

Learning what the performance bottlenecks and breaking points are. Finding the functional errors that only occur under stressing. Narrowing the safety gap for those working on or around the equipment. Lowering the frequency and serious nature of incidents involving lifting equipment. 
Enhances maintenance planning and effective budgeting for the client. 

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  • Beams
  • Jib Cranes
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Over Head Travelling Cranes
  • Portal / Semi-Portal Cranes
  • Truck Mounted Cranes
  • Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWP) Truck Mounted Manlift (Cherry Picker)
  • Industrial Lift Trucks (Forklifts)
  • Jibs (Free Standing & Mounted)
  • Vehicle Hoists
  • Gantries (“A”-Frames)
  • Life Line Structures
  • Lifting Platforms
  • Davits
  • Derricks
  • Harbour Cranes
  • Floating Cranes
  • Life Boats
  • Oil Riggs
  • Winches
  • Flat Webbing Slings
  • Endless Round Nylon Slings
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Lever Hoists
  • Tirfors
  • Chain Blocks
  • Shackles (D & Bow Type)
  • Grabs (Cable, Drum & Plate)

WHAT WE OFFER TO DO FOR THE CLIENT / WHAT IS OUR OBJECTIVE 

We are passionate about assisting you in crafting a working environment that complies entirely with all aspects of occupational health and safety legislation, and that eliminates any and all risks associated with environments within the lifting solutions industry.

REASONS FOR INSPECTIONS / QUARTERLY, COLOUR CODING 

Lifting equipment and tackle must be examined/inspected quarterly and all lifting machinery is required by legislation to have a visual inspection of the load tested machinery every 6 months.

REASONS FOR LOAD TESTING / ANNUAL – COLOUR CODING 

All lifting machinery is required by legislation to be load tested every 12 months. Where a load test certificate has expired, it is illegal to use the uncertified machine.

TRAINING

With the depth of experience gained over many years in the industry, on-site training courses have been specifically designed to fulfill individual and company training needs which are flexible to our client’s unique requirements. Some of our training courses have been approved by ECSA (The Engineering Council of S.A) and LEEASA ( Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of S.A).

Our training instructors are all veterans of the trade and have extensive technical and practical experience. They are all Registered Lifting Machine inspectors and are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

On-site inspection and maintenance courses are available.

ADVANTAGES OF QUALITY AND SAFETY ASSURANCE ON SITE – LIFE SPAN OF EQUIPMENT 

It is essential to comply with these safety protocols to prevent accidents, to maintain safe operations and to be legally compliant. Our Lifting machinery inspectors apply a systematic Risk and Recommendation Method of reporting. This allows for maintenance planning and the review process to drive continuous improvement in safety and productivity on site.

WATER BAGS VS SOLID WEIGHTS. 

Water bags and solid weights have been a debate for many years. Water bags are more versatile and easier to transport, which works out cheaper for the client. Water Bags are safer as the load gets applied in increments and the unit is gradually stressed there by decreasing the risk of shock-loading and failure of the unit. The load is monitored with a calibrated load cell. 

Water Bags work out more economical as the client saves on transportation costs of having to transport big tonnages on trucks. For example 60 Tonnes of solid weights would require 2x 30 Tonnes  trucks to transport. How ever 70 Tonnes of water bags only weighs 720 Kgs and can be loaded onto the back of a standard light delivery vehicle. 

WW Load Testing Specialist does however have over 160T of solid weights as some sites policy’s do not permit the use of water. 

European bags & Chinese & Locally produced bags.

WW Load Testing Specialists uses load testing bags sourced from the highest quality suppliers such as JW AUTO MARINE in the United Kingdom. The bags sourced by WW Load Testing Specialists all go through tests such as drop tests to ensure they are of the highest quality and we do not have any incidents on site. 

Chinese & Locally produced bags are not made with the same material and are of an inferior quality. The manufacturers do not carry out quality assurance testing such as drop testing. The client has the right to request drop tests certificates to ensure quality.  

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Office Hours:

Monday- Thursday 07:00 – 16:30
Fridays: 07:00 – 15:00

For any inquiries, questions or recommendations, please call:

Durban – +27 31 572 4940

Johannesburg – +27 11 425 0015

Mozambique – +258 841 115 301

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Head Office Kwazulu-Natal

Unit 3 Vision Business Park , 5 Tottum Road, Cornubia, Durban, 4339
Regions covered: KZN, Eastern Cape, Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Lesotho, Angola

Tel:  +27 (0) 31 572 4940
After hours: +27 (0) 76 762 9110 / +27 (0) 82 353 5546
Email: ops@wwlts.co.za / admin.dbn@wwlts.co.za

Gauteng Office Johannesburg

Office: Unit 5, 38 Golden Drive, Morehill Ext 8, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 1501
Regions covered: Gauteng, Northern Cape, Free state, Mpumalanga, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Tel:  +27 (0) 11 425 0015
After hours: +27 (0) 71 670 9190
Email: admin.jhb@wwlts.co.za

Mozambique Office Maputo

Office: Maputo & Tete.
Regions covered: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Tel:  +258 20 030 331/2
Tel: +258 84 911 5301 / +258 84 424 8585
Email: manager.moz@wwlts.co.za / admin.moz@wwlts.co.za

Should the lines be down please contact Durban office: +27 (0) 31 572 4940

Swaziland Operation Tabankulu

Regions covered: Swaziland, Nelspruit
Tel:  +27 31 572 4940
Tel: +27 78 516 1669 / +27 76 762 9110
Email: ops@wwlts.co.za / admin.dbn@wwlts.co.za