No matter if you have the best crane or hoist available, and Protek sells only the best, it still needs maintenance. After installing a crane or hoist in your business, our support continues with trained maintenance and inspection teams.
Crane inspection and other maintenance actions keep your equipment in good working order to reduce production interruptions. That reduces the chances of losing customers in this economy to actions beyond your control, such as supply chain failures. More importantly, inspections and maintenance also help prevent equipment failures that can injure employees.
However, the reasons for an inspection and maintenance plan do not stop there. Scheduled inspections are required by federal and state agencies for the safety of your employees and anyone else who enters the workspace. Each of our inspectors are certified to perform these state requirements in Kentucky and Tennessee.
On the federal level, inspections are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. It is OSHA Standard 1910.179 (Overhead and Gantry Cranes) that require Periodic and Frequent inspections.
The Periodic inspections are annual checks required for every crane in your business. Frequent inspections are monthly requirements determined by the type of crane and frequency of use, along with other factors. As an example, when our inspectors examine a single girder crane for a Periodic check, they inspect, among other tasks, the packed, pre-lubricated ball bearings for repacking or replacement and the swing arms to ensure they can fully extend or retract.
Regardless, if your crane was a Protek Crane Solutions purchase or not, we can help you develop a maintenance and inspection schedule designed specifically for your business. To get started, call our offices at 855-776-8354 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our intake staff can further explain what we can do to keep your operation up and running.