Crane inspections are a regular part of any company whose line of construction equipment includes cranes. Depending on your location, the type of cranes you own, and what you use your cranes for, you may find that the inspections of them may expand to include your other equipment; or, you may have equipment-specific inspections for your cranes and your other equipment. Regardless, inspections can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive if you wind up with red flags that need to be addressed, so consider the following tips to ensure that you have the biggest chance of passing with no issue.
Be knowledgeable about your equipment.
You and your employees should be familiar with your cranes – from their basic operation to what’s “under the hood” to basic repairs, having a solid understanding of what makes your crane “go” and what to do if it won’t “go” means that if questions come up during the inspection, you’ll be prepared to answer. Companies such as ProservCrane Group may be able to assist with hands-on training to ensure that you have no questions about the operation of your cranes.
Conduct your own regular inspections.
Mandated inspections are typically yearly or bi-annually, but if you really care about your fleet of construction equipment you will conduct your own inspections far more regularly – such as once per month. Regular inspections means you’ll quickly catch any potential problems and be able to take care of them before they worsen – or crop up during an inspection.