Overhead Crane Inspections Done the Whiting Way
Qualified Whiting Services technicians methodically inspect your material handling equipment and provide a detailed visual report with prioritized deficiencies. Whether it’s a large double girder overhead crane, a small 1/2 ton jib crane, or a gantry crane, Whiting Services has the answer. Our crane inspections (CHIP) programs provide a clear and easy to understand report that shows the details you need to make an informed decision about repairing or replacement components. Our dedicated service professionals take the time to review your crane inspections results, so you have a clear understanding of the maintenance implications within the report.
Do you need a periodic annual inspection for OSHA compliance to regulation 1910.179, or a more frequent quarterly, monthly, or even weekly inspection? Whiting Services has qualified and experienced personnel to make sure you receive a thorough inspection.
Whiting Services technicians check up to 250 points during their intensive crane inspection. These points include all visible mechanical and electrical parts, and other OSHA compliance requirements like platforms, ladders, and railings. At the completion of the service, we discuss the results of the inspection with the appropriate representatives of your organization.
Why Inspect Your Equipment?
Mechanical equipment failures rarely occur without warning signs or symptoms beforehand. There are several reasons why failures happen. In some cases, the cranes are inspected to OSHA compliance standards, but the frequency of the inspection isn’t sufficient enough to accommodate the duty cycle of the crane.
In other cases, the failed item simply wasn’t included in the inspection contract agreement and therefore, simply wasn’t checked. So why invest so much time and money into such a critical piece of equipment, only to let it fail and cause bigger problems later down the road?
All too often, customers believe that any inspection will suffice, and that simply having an annual OSHA compliance inspection increases the reliability of their equipment. From a safety standpoint, it is extremely important to meet the OSHA requirements for an inspection, but this is typically only a minimum requirement geared towards meeting those regulated safety guidelines.
Standard OSHA compliance inspections rarely come close to meeting the OEM preventative maintenance and inspection recommendations for maintaining equipment. In many cases, inspections are awarded to a supplier on a fixed price basis, usually to the lowest bidder. While this type of inspection may meet OSHA’s minimum requirements, it is unlikely that you actually receive a thorough, professional service that is catered to your equipment’s specific needs.