Buyers Guide – Tips and Advice on Repairing Cranes

If you’ve got a broken or damaged crane and you want some more information on repairing it, then this buyers guide is for you. Please read on below for all relevant information that you may need on repairing cranes, or, if you are looking to get in contact with us immediately, find our details at the bottom of this page.

Speak to the experts about repairing cranes

We would normally include advice about our services and how we can help towards the end of our article, but in some cases it is important that we offer our support earlier on. If your crane is damaged beyond use and simple repairs, then it is crucial that you stop using it immediately, as the results of the lifting and lowering operation that you put it through are unpredictable.

Further to this, unless you have a fully qualified person onsite who is experienced at working with your type of lifting equipment, then it is also crucial that you only have it repaired by an expert.

We are more than happy to help with this, and you can read more about our services on repairing cranes in this section here. Generally, we can complete most repairs onsite at your place of work, but please note that we do occasionally have to bring items back to our own workshop in order to complete full repairs.

Repairing cranes

Our tips for repairing cranes

There is a difference between repairing cranes and maintaining a crane, and if you want to avoid having to call us in, make sure that you constantly look after your crane at all times. This means using it in the right conditions, storing it in the right conditions, and also never exerting too much pressure on it by lifting too heavy a weight.

So what repairs can you carry out?

This being said, you don’t have to leave all repairs up to the experts, and there are some actions and repairs that you can perform without the need to call in the cavalry.

If you can clearly see where the problem is and it’s a simple job, perhaps with a loose or broken bolt, then it should be an easy enough job for you to repair it yourself. If your crane seems a bit stiff and this is causing it to not operate properly, then perhaps some simple lubrication will do.

Given that a competent and fully qualified person is needed to operate these pieces of lifting equipment, there is a good chance that said person will be able to perform some basic repairs. The best thing to do if you are unsure, however, is to give us a call on 01384 76961 and we can discuss the next steps.

What the law says

The law is strict when it comes to lifting equipment, and although you may wish to make some repairs yourself, the government requires you to have your crane inspected at regular intervals throughout the year by an expert.

This is done to ensure that it is in good working order, and so that you can be provided with a certificate stating this. The inspection intervals between each piece of equipment differ, and you’ll need to get this information from your supplier.

Find out more about our cranes

If you want to discuss our repair services or your crane in greater detail, then please find all of our contact details here.

 

 

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