This form is used to document the pre-use / frequent inspection required for all cranes, hoists, and miscellaneous lifting devices at the beginning of each shift:
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Note: cranes over one ton, idle for more than six months, must have a periodic inspection by the crane and hoist inspector before use in addition to this pre-use inspection.
check for current annual sticker and all other required safety markings.
Upper limit switch (if equipped):
lower hook slightly, then raise hook slowly into switch, to check operation.
All operating mechanisms:
check for proper operation of all functions, hoist brake, bridge, trolley, pendant station (if equipped), hoist control chain or lever.
Hoist rope or load chain:
lower hook to above floor level, check visually for any broken wires, kinking, crushing, birdcaging, corrosion. Check load chain for bent, or stretched, cracked, scored, or heat damaged links.
Hook / hook block and supporting hook (if equipped):
check for excessive throat opening, bent/twisted elements, hook swivels freely, safety latch operational, and rope sheaves or chain sprockets for signs of wear or malfunction.
: check spooling of wire rope onto all sheaves and drums. Check load chain spooling onto sprockets and into chain bucket (if equipped).
Electric, air, or hydraulic:
check festoons, collectors, pendant controls, lights, strain relief, wiring for exposed conductors, and for any leaky hoses, tanks, or valves.
fasteners, beams, trolley, gantry structure/wheels, and jib structure, engine hoist components.
Hoists must be supported by an approved and engineered anchorage (portable hoists) or beam/gantry equal to or more than hoist capacity.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)