Crane Inspection Documentation: What is Required?

Crane Systems | By Columbus McKinnon Training | Aug 20, 2010

Doug from Ontario, New York asks:

Under what circumstances must inspections be documented for Overhead Top Running Double Girder Bridge Cranes in regular service?


Our Columbus McKinnon training team answers:

The complete inspection requirements for Overhead Top Running Double Girder Bridge Cranes in regular service in the United States are governed by the following two regulations:

OSHA 1910.179 (j)(1)(ii)(b) and ASME B30.2-2.1.1(2)  which state that Periodic Inspections are required on 1-12 month intervals.

OSHA requires Certification Records at one month intervals which include the date of inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection and the serial number (hoist), or other identifier (location of the hoist) of the hook, chain or running rope that was inspected. 

The three hoist/crane components that require “Certificate of Record” are:

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