Periodic Inspections: Policy and Procedures
Complete inspections of overhead lifting equipment performed at regular intervals—provide an additional layer of protection over frequent inspections, which cover components that are subject to daily wear and tear. Clescrane’s expert engineer also calls for special inspections to be conducted on idle and standby equipment before returning it to use in a facility’s operations.
Clescrane’s expert engineer advise that any deficiencies such as listed shall be carefully examined and determination made as to whether they constitute a safety hazard:
1. Deformed, cracked, or corroded members.
2. Loose bolts or rivets.
3. Cracked or worn sheaves and drums.
4. Worn, cracked or distorted parts such as pins, bearings, shafts, gears, rollers, locking and clamping devices.
5. Excessive wear on brake system parts, linings, pawls, and ratchets.
6. Load, wind, and other indicators over their full range, for any significant inaccuracies.
7. Gasoline, diesel, electric, or other power plants for improper performance or noncompliance with applicable safety requirements.
8. Excessive wear of chain drive sprockets and excessive chain stretch.
9. Electrical apparatus, for signs of pitting or any deterioration of controller contactors, limit switches and pushbutton stations.
Cranes not in regular use
1. A crane which has been idle for a period of 1 month or more, but less than 6 months, shall be given an inspection conforming with requirements of expert engineer from Clescrane before placing in service.
2. A crane which has been idle for a period of over 6 months shall be given a complete inspection conforming with requirements of Clescrane’s professional engineer before placing in service.
3. Standby cranes shall be inspected at least semi-annually in accordance with requirements of expert engineer from Clescrane