To protect against personal injury and property damage Washington State now requires that mobile cranes undergo a load test once every four years. NMTA has been leading coordination with state agencies, manufacturers, certified testing companies, and lift owners to overcome unique challenges to this test. 
Complying with this newly imposed regulation is costly, but we know NMTA members are eager to protect their employees. Case in point: Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard underwent certification last week. With this successful test in the books, facilities are now able and eager to have their lifts tested just as soon as a certified tester and the appropriate equipment can be arranged.
At last week’s test, Arxcis, Inc.—a national and international crane inspection and safety training company—showed those in attendance how they conduct the certified test safely and efficiently, while protecting against the spread of aquatic invasive species and any adverse impact to the quality of the receiving waters. Congratulations to Gig Harbor Marina for receiving the certification and thanks to NMTA member Dave Marshall of Kendrick Equipment, and personnel from the Department of Labor and Industries and the Department of Ecology for joining us and contributing expert technical advice.
For more information about the load testing requirements contact Jay Jennings (