Cranes are complicated and intricate pieces of machinery. Although they may be easy enough to operate (with the proper training of course), they have been manufactured from hundreds of parts, both large and small. Regular Crane Inspections are important in order to ensure all of these varying parts keep your crane running smoothly. Below we’ve detailed how we can help.
Why is it important to carry out regular crane inspections?
Of course, it’s important that you keep any equipment that you use in a good working condition. But this is especially true when it comes to cranes, as they will be lifting weights too heavy for a normal human to lift. Should you not inspect your crane and it is unable to lift your desired weights, you could cause harm to yourself or those around you.
It is important to regularly inspect your crane for several reasons:
- Your crane may begin to rust or suffer from corrosion
- The continuous lifting of heavy weights, even within the recommended limits, will cause natural wear and tear
- Further to the above, all equipment, regardless of whether it is a crane or not, will suffer wear and tear through general use
- As mentioned above, cranes are comprised of hundreds of different parts – just because the overall crane looks okay, there may be a smaller part which is playing up
- It forms part of the government’s guidelines on lifting gear and equipment in the workspace, titled Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1988 (LOLER)
Metal can rust or corrode if not looked after properly
How can we help with crane inspections?
It is recommended that you inspect your equipment and your cranes at least every six months with an absolute maximum of every 12 months. However, it is better to inspect them before each lifting task to ensure everything goes smoothly.
If you are unsure how best to inspect your cranes, then we can help. As well as offering crane installations and crane repairs & servicing, we can also provide extensive crane inspections too. Our fully qualified, fully trained team of engineers can provide thorough inspections and issue a detailed report containing any problems, or lack of them. In this case, a certificate will be issued clarifying that your equipment is safe for continue use. All our engineers have completed courses with LEEA.
How can our crane inspections help your business?
These crane inspections can help your business in many ways:
- Increase productivity by having a crane that operates smoothly
- Removes the risk of harm to you, your colleagues or the loads you are lifting
- Ensures that you stay compliant with all rules and regulations
- Gives you peace of mind knowing that there aren’t any problems!
Want to know how else you can keep your cranes running smoothly?
There are many other factors that you need to consider to ensure that our inspections don’t find too many potential problems, such as how you store your cranes. For more advice or information on how we can help, you can contact us here.
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