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Crane Pre-use and Frequent Inspection Form

This pre-use checklist intends to identify defects and safety hazards before operation. The main aim of a pre-start checklist inspection is to ensure that your equipment is safe to use.
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07/15/2022

Crane Pre-use and Frequent Inspection Form

This pre-use checklist intends to identify defects and safety hazards before operation. The main aim of a pre-start checklist inspection is to ensure that your equipment is safe to use.

    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:

  • Crane#

  • Custodian:

  • Hoist Type:

  • Building#:

  • Inspected by:

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  • Date:

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  • Requirements

  • 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.

  • Inspection sticker:

  • check for current annual sticker and all other required safety markings.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Upper limit switch (if equipped):

  • lower hook slightly, then raise hook slowly into switch, to check operation.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All operating mechanisms:

  • check for proper operation of all functions, hoist brake, bridge, trolley, pendant station (if equipped), hoist control chain or lever.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 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.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 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.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Spooling:

  • : check spooling of wire rope onto all sheaves and drums. Check load chain spooling onto sprockets and into chain bucket (if equipped).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Electric, air, or hydraulic:

  • check festoons, collectors, pendant controls, lights, strain relief, wiring for exposed conductors, and for any leaky hoses, tanks, or valves.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hoist support:

  • fasteners, beams, trolley, gantry structure/wheels, and jib structure, engine hoist components.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hoists must be supported by an approved and engineered anchorage (portable hoists) or beam/gantry equal to or more than hoist capacity.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
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