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  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on (Date and Time)

  • Inspected by

  • Location

General Requirements

  • Is the rated load of the crane plainly marked on each side of the crane?

  • Is the marking clearly visible from the floor?

  • Is a clearance of 3 inches maintained laterally between the crane and the nearest obstruction?

  • Are only designated personnel permitted to operate the crane?

Stops, Bumpers, Rail Sweeps, and Guards

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

  • a. Are stops fastened to resist forces applied when contacted?

  • b. Are stops engaging the tread at least equal in diameter to the radius of the wheel?

  • Is the bridge provided with bumpers, or is the trolley operated at a sufficiently slow speed?

  • Is the trolley provided with bumpers or is the trolley operated at a low rate of speed?

  • Are guards provided to prevent hoisting rope fouling?

  • Are guards provided to prevent contact between the bridge electrical conductors and the hoisting mechanism?

  • Are all exposed moving parts guarded that might constitute a hazard under normal conditions?

  • a. Are all guards securely fastened?

  • b. Is the guard substantial enough?


  • Is each independent hoisting unit equipped with at least one self-setting brake?

  • Does the braking mechanism prevent overspeeding?

  • Has the holding brake been tested to ensure sufficiency?

  • Are holding brakes on hoists applied automatically when power is removed?

  • Does the control brake maintain a safe lowering speed at all times?

  • Are foot-operated brakes easily applied with foot pressure?

  • Are all foot brake petals constructed so that operator’s foot will not easily slip off the pedal?

  • Are all foot-operated brakes equipped with an automatic means for positive release when pressure is released from the pedal?

  • Are all brakes for stopping the motion of the trolley of sufficient size to stop the trolley within a safe distance?

Electric Equipment

  • Is the control circuit current less than 600 volts (AC or DC)?

  • Is the pendant control voltage of less than 50 volts AC?

  • Are all pendant units protected against strain?

  • Are pendant controls adequately grounded?

  • Are all buttons clearly marked as to their purpose?

  • Is the contact with live parts prevented?

  • Is all electrical equipment protected from dirt, oil, grease, and moisture?

  • Are cranes equipped with a way to prevent inadvertent re-energization in the event of a power failure?

  • Do all pendant push buttons return to the off position when pressure is released?

  • Is the power supply to runway conductors controlled by a fixed circuit breaker accessible from the floor?

  • Are sufficient emergency disconnects provided?

  • Are all electrically driven traveling cranes provided with a limit switch in the hoisting direction?

Hoisting Equipment

  • Are all sheave grooves smooth and free of defects?

  • Are the ropes on the sheaves prevented from binding?

  • Are only loads lifted that are below the manufacturer's load limit for the ropes being used?

  • Are there more than 2 wraps of rope left on the drum when the hook is in its extreme low position?

  • Is the rope end securely attached?

  • Are all hooks used in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations?


  • Have all new cranes been inspected to ensure compliance with 1910.179?

  • Are all the following items inspected for maladjustment at least daily for each day use:

  • a. All functioning mechanisms?

  • b. Visual inspection of hooks with deformations or cracks?

  • c. Visual inspection of hoist chains for excessive wear, twist, distorted links or stretch?

  • Are the following items inspected at least monthly:

  • a. Deformed or distorted hooks, with a certification by the person doing the inspection, date of inspection, the serial number of the hook, and the inspector’s signature?

  • b. All functional operating mechanisms for excessive wear?

  • c. All ropes for compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations?

  • Are comprehensive inspections made to identify the following items at least annually, or more frequently if necessary: Loose bolts or rivets; deformed, cracked, or corroded members or parts; excessive wear on brake system parts; inaccuracies in load indicators; improper wiring; and the proper operation of all control mechanisms?

  • Are cranes that have been idle for more than a month inspected for the requirements before they are placed back into service?

  • Are cranes that have been idle for longer than 6 months been given a compliance inspection?


  • Are all new and modified cranes tested prior to use to include the following:

  • a. Hoisting and lowering?

  • b. Trolley travel?

  • c. Bridge travel?

  • d. Limit switches?


  • Has a preventative maintenance program been established based on the manufacturer’s recommendations?

  • For all adjustments and repairs, are the following precautions taken:

  • a. Is the hoisting mechanism and load secured?

  • b. Are all controllers in the off position?

  • c. Is the unit deenergized, locked and tagged out?

  • d. Is a warning sign placed on the crane (“Out of Order”)?

  • Are all unsafe conditions repaired before the crane is allowed back into operation?

  • Are all crane hooks with cracks in excess of 15 percent of the normal throat opening, or with more than a 10 degree twist from normal removed from service and discarded?

  • Are all pendant controls kept clean and function labels kept legible?

Rope Inspection

  • Is a thorough inspection of all running ropes (wire ropes that raise and lower the load) made at least monthly?

  • Are inspections documented by a certification record which includes the date of the inspection and the signature of the person doing the inspection?

  • Are all inspections records available for review?

  • Are conditions that could create an appreciable loss of rope strength corrected promptly (includes worn, corroded, cracked, severely kinked or crushed wires)?

  • Are all ropes that have been idle for more than a month given a thorough inspection before they are used?

  • Is care taken to ensure only loads are attached that can be safely handled:

  • a. By ensuring the load weight restrictions are observed?

  • b. By ensuring that loads are attached with the chain or rope that are free of kinks or twists and is not wrapped around the load?

  • c. By ensuring that the load is attached to the load block by slings or other devices?

  • Is care taken to ensure that the load is secured and properly balanced before the load is moved?

  • During movement, is care taken to ensure that:

  • a. The hoist rope is not kinked?

  • b. Multiple lines are not wrapped around each other?

  • c. The hoist is not used to swing or side pull the load?

  • Are crane operators prohibited from carrying loads over people?

  • Are employees prohibited from riding on the load or hook?

  • Do the operators routinely test the brakes when a load approaching that of the load limit is lifted?

  • Are operators prohibited from leaving their positions when a load is suspended?

  • Is a warning signal used to notify personnel if the load approaches near or over them?

  • Is the load-raising limit switch tested prior to each shift in which is to be used?

Other Requirements, General

  • Are all operators familiar with the operation and care of fire extinguishers?


  • Full Name and Signature of the Inspector

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