Hoist Inspections

HOIST INSPECTIONS from Olsen Chain & Cable

Inspection services from Olsen help you avoid downtime and maintain high standards for safety and performance. 

 

PRE-OPERATIONAL, DAILY INSPECTIONS

All operating mechanisms must be checked daily by the hoist operator before the first use of each shift.

HERE ARE SOME ITEMS TO CHECK DAILY:

  • Check that warning and other tags/safety labels are not missing and tags/safety labels are legible
  • Check for loose bolts or rivets
  • Check for deterioration or leakage in lines, tanks, valves, drain pumps, and other parts of air or hydraulic systems
  • Check hook for damage, cracks, nicks, gouges and deformations of the throat opening.
  • Check for wear on saddle or load bearing point, and any twisting. Refer to manufacturer’s operator manual
  • Check hoist chain for cracks, nicks, gouges, wear and stretch. Check that the chain is in the upper and lower sprockets and in the chain guide
  • Check wire rope for broken wires, broken strands, kinks, and any deformation or damage to the rope structure Refer to manufacturer’s operator manual for a complete list of recommended safety checks

ANNUAL INSPECTIONS

Daily, Frequent and Periodic inspections are required. Please refer to OSHA 1910.179 and ASME B30.X to ensure compliance.

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