The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, is the main authority governing this type of building equipment. And according to OSHA, crane inspections should be performed by a company such as Trivent Safety Consultants on an annual basis, for several good reasons.
To be more specific, the inspection should be done within the time frame of 12 months from the previous annual inspection, in order to be considered valid and trustworthy.
The main reason why a regular inspection is highly recommended is that it can save companies a lot of time, and often a lot of money. Thus, annual inspections can help companies make sure they comply with the local requirements and regulations, and to correct any deficiencies in due time. Such inspections also take into account manufacturer’s recommendations and depend on the inspection team’s expertise and knowledge in the field.
Any deviation or deficiency can make crane usage less safe and secure, and even put people’s life at risk. Apart from the annual inspection, crane inspections are also necessary before their initial put into use, or in case they have been moved to one location to another.
Preventative maintenance can do a lot to keep your crane in good-functioning conditions and performing its best during the required inspection.