Overhead Crane and Hoist Inspections
iPad Based Inspection System
Inspections by Hoosier Crane are recorded on iPads, allowing us to provide a more professional report that we can get to customers quickly. We are very willing to provide a demonstration of this inspection system so you can see for yourself. Please feel free to ask for a demonstration.
Because of the technology we use and the experience of our people, inspections provided by Hoosier Crane are a step above those provided by other crane service companies. At Hoosier Crane the productivity and safety of our customers are critically important.
We will make sure your systems are running at peak performance levels and that all your equipment is safe for your people to operate.
HOOSIER CRANE is dedicated to providing reliable, quality crane inspections and repair in a timely manner. Our focus on continuous improvement and ongoing training enables us to offer inspection and preventative maintenance programs that help you reduce downtime and costly production losses.
The following will give you an overview of our inspection procedures. Please take the time to read it carefully as it contains important information regarding our inspection audit procedures.
Our audit program is designed to review your overhead system and to report parts that are worn or do not meet certain safety specifications. We will provide you with a quotation to repair any problems and/or replace any worn parts we detect in your system.
Following the inspection, our fully trained service technician will need to meet with you or another designated person in authority to review the audit. During this review, our technician will notify you of any item(s) that could render your equipment unsafe to operate, discuss any recommended repairs, and have you sign the inspection work order. This review is an important aspect of our services to you. It enables us to provide you with any important information immediately and ensures that you are aware of any safety concerns uncovered during the audit. Please notify our technician or our office of the proper designated person if you will not be available.Request a quote
All Hoists Need Inspections
Whether it is a manual or power hoist, or if it part of a crane or just suspended by a beam clamp, all hoists need periodic inspections to comply with OSHA standards.
Overhead Hoist Regulations
Overhead hoists are used in many industries for various material handling and process functions. Not all of these hoist are part of an overhead crane or monorail systems, so some customers mistakenly think they do not need to be inspected in the same way, with an annual or quarterly inspection. Whether operated manually by hand, or with air or electric power the maintenance an inspection of these hoists is essential to remain in compliance with OSHA standards and to help keep your facility running smoothly.
Many facilities have a mix of wire rope hoists, hand chain hoists, electric chain hoist and maybe even lever hoist that should be regularly inspected in order to maintain peek performance and safety.
Regulations regarding overhead hoists are not directly found in an OSHA standard, although some important information can be found in the general industry standard 29 CFR 1910.179, as it addresses overhead and gantry cranes, which have hoists on them. The ASME/ANSI consensus standard B30.16 for ovehead hoists (underhung) is the industry standard that most specifically addresses the requirements for overhead hoist inspections.
Overhead Hoist Inspection Requirements
Prior to initial use, an overhead hoist shall be inspected by a designated person and then at regular intervals there after to verify compliance with ASME/ANSI B30.16. Specific inspection requirements can be found in Table 1 and Table 2 of the B30.16 standard.
Inspections are classified into two different types:
- Frequent inspections that do not require documentation.
- Periodic hoist inspections that DO require documentation.
The interval between inspections depends upon the service level of the hoist. Service level varies between a hoist that has frequent and heavy usage or infrequent maintenance tasks. The owners manual of your hoist is a good reference source to determine the service level of your particular hoist and the manufacturer's recommended inspection interval.
All Hoists Should Have At Least One Periodic Inspection Per Year
If you have question about when your hoist was last inspected, do not hesitate!
Call Hoosier Crane Service today to set up annual hoist inspections at 800-509-6131Request a quote