Please note that this section does not cover all possible situations where OSHA may require a crane to be inspected. It is intended to be a general guideline. Below is a link to a document that includes the section of OSHA 1910.179 that deals with overhead crane inspections and copy of typical, daily, monthly, and annual inspection reports.
OSHA - Inspection Synopsis
The operator is required to perform a simple inspection daily or prior to each shift for plants running multiple shifts. The person performing the inspection must be trained how to conduct the inspection and what to look and listen for. This inspection is not required to be documented.
Each month you are required to do a hook and wire rope/chain inspection, the person performing the inspection must be trained on how to perform the inspection. Hook and wire rope inspections must be documented.
Periodically (1-12 months)
Dependingspection on usage you are required to do a complete, or what most crane inspection companies call an "annual" inspection of the crane. The person performing the inmust be trained on how to perform the inspection. Periodic inspections must be documented. In most cases performing the periodic inspection annually is sufficient.
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