Posted by Melissa Hall in #YHSafetyTips, Mar 27, 2019
Keeping up with material handling inspections is an important part of ensuring that your assets are compliant and will be working properly when you need them the most. Cranes, hoists, vacuum & magnet lifts, stackers, and lift tables should all be inspected on at least an annual basis.
OSHA standard 1910.179 requires at minimum an annual inspection, as well as an inspection whenever a new crane is installed, when a crane has been relocated & reinstalled, when modifications have been made to the crane, and when a crane has been idle for an extended period of time.
All cranes must be inspected every 12 months by a qualified inspector. If the unit needs any repairs, OSHA requires that the unit be placed out of service until brought back to standard.
During an annual inspection, your inspector will check the following:
CRANES NOT IN REGULAR USE
OSHA outlines the requirements for cranes not in regular use as defined by the following:
In addition to maintaining your equipment with annual and periodic inspections, you should inspect all equipment daily before use. Items that need to be checked daily include:
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS
Scheduling inspections as part of a preventive maintenance plan can help diagnois problems with your material handling equipment and avoid unexpected shutdowns. By maintaining your equipment on a regular basis, you can plan ahead for any maintenance matters before your annual OSHA inspections.
YorkHoist's Guardian Assurance Packages (GAP) cover PM inspections as often as once per month, and ensure your assets are in compliance and working when you need them most.
WHY CHOOSE YORKHOIST FOR YOUR INSPECTIONS
All YorkHoist Inspectors have years of experience in the industry. In addition, they have all successfully completed third party manufacturer training, as well as annual YorkHoist inspection and safety training. All YorkHoist inspections meet or exceed OSHA, CCAA, and CMAA qualifications.
UNMATCHED LIABILITY COVERAGE
YorkHoist's comprehensive Guardian Assurance Inspection and PM program combined with unmatched liability coverage ensures your company is always covered.
YorkHoist’s digital inspection reports are designed to be easy to understand. Our color-coded rating system makes it easy to identify and address deficiencies. In addition, real time access to your reports and repair quotes on MyHCR.com ensure your company is always in compliance. Our service technicians perform a detailed inspection on your material handling equipmentnto make sure you’re covered from all angles.
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