What’s On Your Crane Inspection Checklist?

Does your checklist provide a daily, weekly, monthly checklist?  Are your contractors performing the proper inspections before and after each shift? A crane inspection checklist keeps your workers safe and ensures your machinery is running properly.

Crane Inspection checklists are of the utmost importance for following safety protocols at your worksite. Keeping a crane inspection checklist is not only a necessary safety protocol, it’s also an effective method for ensuring compliance with OSHA requirements, which requires inspection of problem areas to ensure safe operation.

The purpose of the crane inspection checklist is to maintain the crane’s efficiency while protecting contractors at your worksite. Normally, a crane inspection checklist begins with a walk around inspection. Daily inspections should begin at the beginning of each shift, with the crane operator checking for defects using the checklist and walk around inspection. Upon detection of problems, crane operators can then forward the daily crane inspection checklist to their supervisor, ensuring proper protocol is followed. Operators and supervisors should make it a habit to review prior inspection checklists before operation of the crane including maintenance requirements.

There should also be a periodic check, most often on a monthly basis, to address any longstanding issues with the crane. These issues may include repair and replacement part determinations, including noting structural defects in the crane.

Construction Safety Experts can provide an in-depth analysis of your cranes, providing documentation with noted malfunctions, structural defects, and repair requirements. Our safety specialists are trained to find even the smallest issues which may cause issues in the future. For more information on crane inspections, including crane inspection checklists, contact Construction Safety Experts today.