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Inspection/Certification

Inspection

Cincinnati Crane & Hoist can customize an inspection and preventative maintenance program to suit your company's needs while keeping your company in compliance with all OSHA required guidelines.

Our routine inspections will reduce your costs by identifying worn parts prior to a breakdown, which allows for planned repairs.

We strongly believe that proper inspections and routine preventative maintenance will:

  • Decrease the potential for injury from equipment failure
  • Increase production by reducing or eliminating crane breakdowns
  • Increase the lifespan of your crane equipment

Certification

Cincinnati Crane can provide load test certifications for all of your cranes and hoists. All cranes and hoists must be certified by testing their lifting capacity with 125% of the rated capacity. This must be completed on any newly installed crane prior to being placed in service and for any crane or hoist that has had any repairs done to load bearing parts.

OSHA Inspection and Certification

A sample of the OSHA required guidelines for inspection and certification are listed below.

  • Complete inspection of overhead cranes at intervals of at least every 12 months, and as often as every month depending upon the activity, severity of service, and environment. OSHA 1910.179(j)(3)
  • Inspection and load test prior to initial use of all new and altered cranes to ensure compliance of all function of hoisting and lowering, trolley travel, bridge travel, limit switches, locking and safety devices. OSHA 1910.179(j)(k)
  • Inspection of cranes not in regular use. A crane which has been idle for a period of 1 month or more, but less then 6 months, shall be given an inspection conforming with requirements of OSHA 1910.179(j)(m)(2). A crane which has been idle for a period over 6 months shall be given an inspection conforming with requirements of OSHA 1910.179(j)(m)(2)(3).
  • Monthly hook inspection with certification record which includes the date of inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection and the serial or ID number of the chain inspected. OSHA 1910.179(2)(iv)
  • Monthly wire rope inspection with a certification record which includes the date of inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection and the serial or ID number of the rope inspected. OSHA 1910.179(m)
  • A preventive maintenance program based on the crane manufacturer's recommendations shall be established. OSHA 1910.179(l)(1)

Allow Cincinnati Crane to take the responsibility of making sure your company's cranes and hoists are kept operating safely, productively and in compliance.

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