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  • Crane ID Number or Identifier

  • Inspected by

  • Conducted on

  • Location
  • Any deformed, cracked, or corroded members?

  • Are there worn, cracked, or distorted parts such as pins, bearings, wheels, shafts, gears, rollers, locking and clamping devices, bumpers, and stops?

  • Is there excessive wear or improper operation of the brake system parts, linings, pawls, chain sprockets or ratchets?

  • Any cracked or worn sheaves and drums?

  • Are there loose or missing bolts, nuts, pins or rivets?

  • Is there any signs of pitting or deterioration of controllers, master switches, contacts, limit switches, and push button stations?

  • Are load, wind, and other indicators properly operating?

  • Are gasoline, diesel, electric, or other power plants performing properly?

  • Are stops provided at the limit of travel of the trolley?

  • Corroded, cracked, bent, worn, or improperly applied end connections?

  • Load chain reeving for compliance with hoist manufacturer’s recommendation?

  • Is there any gouges, nicks, weld spatter, corrosion, deformation, cracks?

  • Has the hook throat opening increased 5%, not to exceed ¼ inch (6 mm), more than the normal throat opening measured at the narrowest point?

  • Is there any bend or twist from the plane of the unbent hook?


  • Is there excessive drive chain stretch?

  • Test the hoist under load in lifting and lowering directions and observe the operation of the chain and sprockets. Does the chain feed smoothly into and away from the sprockets?

  • Does the chain bind, jump, or is noisy? If so, clean chain. If trouble continues inspect the chain and mating parts for wear, distortion, or other damage.

  • Slacken the chain and move the adjacent links to one side to inspect for wear at the contact points. Is wear observed? Is stretching suspected?

Sign off

  • Inspector's name and signature

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