- May 25, 2021
- By JC International
- In Uncategorized
Cranes used in active service ought to be inspected quarterly. For cranes in traditional and serious service, a Periodic review ought to embody checking for: distorted, cracked or unsound members. Loose bolts or rivets. Cracked or worn sheaves and drums.
According to codes, standards, legal requirement, and industry best practices, the following inspections may be applicable:
The first inspection is required following the installation/commissioning of a new crane or where an existing crane has been relocated and installed in a new location.
NOTE Crane inspection carried out by a Competent Person/Lifting Equipment Examiner
This inspection (shall include function tests of the cranes’ safety devices) is required before the commencement of each lifting operation. This inspection is done for corrections of maladjustments, correction of deterioration or leakages in lines, valves and other part of the machine.
NOTE Crane inspection carried out by crane operator.
This inspection frequency shall be based on the age of the crane, frequency, and severity of use while in service. It shall also align with the manufacturer’s routine maintenance regime or other maintenance routine established by the duty holder at no more than three-monthly intervals and shall include every aspect of functional/daily test inspection.
NOTE Crane inspection carried out by crane maintainer/operator
This program of crane periodic inspection shall be based on the frequency of use and the working environment. For all cranes that remains in service, inspection interval shall not exceed 12 months. Where the crane is designed and certified for lifting persons, inspection interval shall not exceed 6 months.
NOTE Crane inspection carried out by a Competent Person/Lifting Equipment Examiner with a written report of thorough examination issued.
Exceptional inspection shall be performed following exceptional circumstances:
NOTE Crane inspection carried out by crane maintainer/competent engineer/inspector
Crane inspection shall be performed where:
This inspection shall focus on a detailed examination of all safety critical components identified by the manufacturer or operator’s maintenance strategy document and where necessary, the crane shall be stripped down to allow a complete and thorough inspection.
NOTE Crane inspection carried out by an expert examiner.
Due to the challenges of crane inspection and most of all, the result of not keeping to the inspection requirements, it is extremely vital that attention is given to the selection of a Competent Person/Authority and that the qualification, experience and track record of the provider is considered.
At JC International, crane inspections are performed by experienced and qualified crane inspectors with sufficient skill and knowledge in the field of cranes and familiar also with relevant codes, standards, and regulations.
Our focus is to provide a world-class service to ensure that our clients as duty holders, can use their cranes safely and cost-effectively whilst also demonstrating compliance with national and international regulations.
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Iris SmithAugust 28, 2022, 9:15 pm REPLY
Thank you for mentioning that each lifting operation must start with a daily inspection that includes functional testing of the cranes’ safety features. My brother is employed at a construction firm. He must conduct research before hiring a crane service for the business project. I would advise him to locate a service that is in charge of doing daily inspections.
Mia EvansOctober 19, 2022, 9:44 am REPLY
I totally agree when you said that inspecting the crane fleet should be focusing on detailed examinations to ensure the safety of the critical components. I can imagine how important that would be for operators and the company to prevent accidents. And I think preventing incidents will leave a good impression on future clients.
Mia EvansOctober 27, 2022, 3:38 am REPLY
I like that you talked about having a daily inspection for the equipment to ensure that there would be corrections and adjustments done when there are issues such as leakages or deterioration. I can imagine how important that would be for companies needing a hydraulic crane rental service to build their establishment. Also, the owner of the company should make sure that they follow these kinds of protocols for the safety of their workers as well.
FluixNovember 16, 2022, 5:29 pm REPLY
For safe work with cranes, I personally highlight three main points:
– Preventive maintenance of cranes
– Risk reduction (special checklists and task assignments help to manage risks)
– Reporting of incidents
This significantly reduces the risk associated with operational safety and compliance.
Shammy PNovember 23, 2022, 9:07 am REPLY
Thanks for pointing out that when a crane is relocated and installed in another location, an inspection procedure must be done. This is something that construction companies that operate height safety equipment must consider to keep their workers free from accidents. I could imagine how they could partner up with a reliable inspection company to ensure that all their equipment pieces are functional.