Articulating boom crane inspections are necessary to ensure the proper operation and safety of machinery for the operators. To ensure proper working conditions, the NTEA and OSHA recommend using an articulating boom crane inspection checklist. Due to the danger associated with lifting large weights when the cranes are not properly maintained, this inspection checklist increases your operators’ safety, their confidence and your company’s negligence protection.
The articulating boom crane inspection checklist is broken down into four timeframes based on what needs to be inspected and when it is needed:
Daily Articulating Boom Crane Inspections
Boom crane parts such as labels, pins, and tires need to be checked before each shift to ensure the crane is in working condition.
Monthly Articulating Boom Crane Inspections
After 100 hours of normal operations, a monthly check is recommended, which includes the daily inspections and mechanical aspects (PTO, hardware, welds, etc.). Ensure these checks are recorded and retained for at least three months.
Quarterly Articulating Boom Crane Inspections
This should be done every three months (300 hours of normal operations) and includes daily, monthly and quarterly inspection items. All items must be documented, maintained, and retained for a minimum of 12 months.
Annual Articulating Boom Crane Inspections
The final boom crane inspection happens annually. This is to happen each year or 1200 hours of normal operations; including the daily, monthly, quarterly and the annual inspection items. These items are also to be documented, maintained, and retained for a minimum of 12 months.
Following these simple steps will help to ensure that your articulating boom crane will remain in great working condition for years to come.
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Originally published 12/5/2014