Title Page

  • Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

Nature of Work

  • What is the lift plan, and how is this communicated to all workers involved in the lifting operations?

  • How are workers in the vicinity warned of crane operations?

  • What is the wind loading capacity of the crane and is this a factor?

  • Has a site-specific and current hazard identification/control been conducted?

Set-up Stability

  • Are outriggers (if needed) fully extended and used on firm footings?

  • Are the outriggers used to level the machine correctly?

  • Is the lifting capacity for the set up appropriate for the lift, i.e. height, reach, and within rated capacities?

Operator Competency

  • Are there Unit Standards?

  • Is there evidence of company or manufacturer's training?

  • Does the operator show machine familiarisation?

Onboard Documentation

  • Are there operator/manufacturer instructions?

  • Are there log books?

  • Are the pre-start checks in line with the above?

  • Is there a Current Certificate of Inspection?

  • Are there load charts for the crane and/or company lifting procedures?<br>

  • Are the operator instruction labels (decals) legible?

Mobile Cranes (Additional)

  • Are ground capacities established and prepared for mobile crane use with care for underground services, and care for proximity to excavations and voids?

  • Are exclusion/no go zones for swing radius and counterweight “crush zones’ set, with appropriate warning?<br>

  • Are outrigger slider locking pins used?

  • Are boom sections installed/extended as per manufacturer’s instructions?

Tower Cranes (Additional)

  • Is there a statement confirming seismic and wind loadings for the specific site configuration both in and out of service present?

  • Is the Foundation Certificate from a CPEng adhered to?

  • Has there been an inspection to see tie in collars and supports are present as per manufacturers specifications for the number of tower sections?

  • Are emergency evacuation procedures for the operator established (this may mean use of harness)?

Truck Loader Cranes (specific)

  • Are stabilisers level to the deck, but wheels are still in contact with the ground?<br>

  • Are controls clearly labeled indicating their operations?<br>

  • Are remote controls (if used) legible and the operator can demonstrate methods to isolate the power, such as off switch, or E stop?

  • Does the operator isolates the power when away from the controls or when rigging the load?

Machine Warning Devices

  • Are movement limiting devices/limit switches present and active (demonstration)?

  • Is the anti two block device operational (demonstration)?

  • Are warning alarms and flashing lights operational?

General Condition of Cranes

  • Is there any evidence of excessive leaks from hoses and rams?

  • Do controls return to neutral when released and operation ceases (can indicate incorrect hydraulic oil pressure)?

  • Is there any excessive wear or deformation of running parts (jib sections, hook, sheaves or rope guides)?

  • Is there safe operator access and egress in and around the crane?


  • What training competencies does the dogman have?

  • Does the Rigger have unit standards (3789, 3801) or a Rigger’s qualification?<br>

  • Has the lift plan/procedure been communicated? <br>

  • How?

  • How are the operations and load traversing to be signaled? Look for radio, hand signals, and constant communication.

  • Are the slings/lifting equipment in sound condition, stamped with a SWL, and logged?<br>

Slinging and Rigging

  • Are the loads in a secure, stable and balanced configuration?

  • Are the appropriate slings used for capacity, attached to the load correctly, and non-abrasive to load?

  • Is a tag line attached if needed?


  • Signature

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