• Overhead Crane, Hoist Crane Repair, Inspection and Repair

Following Strict Safety Regulations

The most important thing for any business is safety. Keeping materials, property, and individuals safe is more important than conducting business because operating in unsafe environments could potentially put an end to the business. OSHA has designated specific guidelines and regulations that must always be followed when operating an overhead crane or hoist. The full list of information can be found through OSHA  29 CFR 1910.179. The rules in this document apply to both overhead cranes and gantry cranes. Below, we will highlight a few general requirements from the document mentioned above.

  1. Any crane that was installed after August 31, 1971, must be built to the minimum specifications of the ANSI (American National Standard Institute) and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).
  2. It is possible to modify and rerate load capacity, but only when the modifications are thoroughly inspected. The inspection must be done by a qualified engineer or the equipment manufacturer.
  3. All cranes must show (on all sides) the rated load of the crane. If multiple cranes are in use, each requires clear markings.
  4. Only a trained and designated person should be allowed to inspect or operate cranes or hoists.
  5. Annual hoist service is intended to prevent major failure and breaks
  6. Hoist repair must be done immediately after spotting issues with machines. Even if the issue is small, it must be treated seriously and quickly. Never run a broken crane or hoist.

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