On-Site Crane Inspections: FAQ

Crane Inspection

“How often will I need to inspect my crane?”

According to OSHA regulations, all active cranes must be annually inspected. Daily or weekly usage wear on important crane components. Wear on a crane is no different than on a vehicle, it can lead to a breakdown or a dangerous failure that puts you or your team at risk. Scheduling a routine crane inspection can avoid any catastrophic breakdowns and help identify potential problems.

“How long does the inspection take?”

We will complete the inspection fairly quickly considering the detailed process and wrap up within 3 hours. Here at M&L Truck Service, we monitor when your equipment is due for an annual inspection so we can schedule it with your normal maintenance to avoid extra unnecessary trips.

“Who is qualified to inspect my crane?”

We have three technicians here at M&L Truck Service who are certified for crane inspection. As part of their certification, they spent hours in the classroom and in the field prior to completing a written test to earn their certification. They directly gained experience of crane maintenance, servicing and repairing, modifying and functional testing of cranes and hoist equipment.

“What will you inspect?”

We will check the operating mechanisms to ensure proper operation, such as wear points, labeling checks for ratings, an inspection of the cable stretched out, hardware checks and checks for any deterioration or leaking in lines, tanks, valves or other parts in the hydraulic systems.

It may seem time-consuming to schedule an appointment for your crane to be out of service for inspection. However, these checks are necessary to ensure the safety of you, your workers, and your company in preventative care. Call today to schedule your crane inspection and ask how we can coordinate with your normal maintenance to reduce downtime.