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Inspections – What you need to know for lifting systems.

service inspection inspector crane air equipmentInspections of equipment are vital for safe operations, but do you know how often your overhead lifting equipment needs to be inspected and what these inspections entail? Both daily and monthly inspections need to be done by the operator, while a yearly inspection needs to be performed by a certified crane inspector to be in compliance with federal and provincial regulations. Please contact your Acculift representative for additional details specific to your systems and equipment in regards to inspections.

On every overhead crane system installed by Acculift we provide a logbook detailing the necessary inspections and include the following:

  • All specifications for that system,
  • Daily and monthly inspection sheets,
  • General record for repairs and maintenance documentation – including inspection due dates,
  • Engineered crane drawing,
  • Manuals (crane, hoist, and below the hook devices).
  • Spare lockout tags.

DAILY Overhead Crane Pre-Task Inspection

At the beginning of every shift, Operators need to conduct daily safety checks for the overhead cranes/hoists they will be using. Begin by conducting basic visual safety checks before touching the controls. Then conduct equipment checks for the bridge, hoist, trolley and runways to ensure there are no loose, broken or damaged parts. Next, conduct safety checks for attaching and moving loads. Finally, provide any observations or recommendations that should be reported to the next operator, facilities manager, or safety official as per your company’s processes. Anything worth reporting is worth recording in the General Record section of the crane log book.

With each crane system from Acculift, you will have received a logbook with the necessary daily inspection tasks.

Here is the checklist for pre-task inspections:

  • Do a visual safety check before operating,
  • Do a controls inspection (make sure all controls function properly),
  • Check hoist for visual damage,
  • Check below hook devices for wear or damage,
  • Report all concerns to your supervisor and note in the logbook for that system.

MONTHLY Overhead Crane Equipment Inspection

Hoists and balancers need to be inspected monthly by the operators to ensure performance is maintained. Use a template like this to perform a detailed equipment evaluation for overhead cranes. A great way to ensure your concerns are addressed promptly is to capture photos of defects and send to the Service Department at Acculift for review.

Here is your checklist for monthly inspections:

  • Check that the controls are properly labelled on the controls,
  • Check your safety/spring latch on your load hook and functioning properly,
  • Check for visible chain or cable damage or wear,
  • Visually check base plates, columns, structural components for accidental damage or wear,
  • Report all concerns to your supervisor and note in the logbook for that system.

acculift certified crane inspector in manitoba and saskatchewanYEARLY Overhead Crane Certified Inspection

Finally, each year you need an annual inspection with a certified crane inspector. This detailed inspection evaluates all facets of the crane operations and tries to capture all of the problems you may or may not have seen with your daily and monthly checks. A trained inspector will provide a detailed report on the condition of your equipment including estimates for repairs and can certify that your equipment is working within government requirements. You can book your annual certified crane inspection with Acculift.

During an annual inspection, our certified inspectors will perform a rigorous review of:

  • Supporting structures,
  • Bridges/end trucks
  • Hoists,
  • Trolleys,
  • Electrical Equipment,
  • Floor and remote control systems,
  • Wire ropes and/or load chains,
  • Load blocks and load hooks.

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