Title Page

  • Crane Serial #

  • Client / Site

  • Location
  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

General Information

  • Take a photo of the crane

  • Take a photo of the Registration #

  • Crane Year, Make and Model

  • Lifting Capacity

Ratchet Chain Hoists


  • Load Chain

  • Remove any foreign material from the chain.

  • Inspect both load and lift chain for wear using a gauge.

  • Inspect chain for gouges, nicks, arc burns, twisted, bent and worn or damaged links.

  • Lower hook and throat opening measurement

  • Upper hook and throat opening measurement

  • Safety Latch

  • Hook Swivel

  • Hook Pin

  • Self Energizing Brake

  • Ratchet Mechanism

  • Inspect sheaves for wear and freedom of movement.

  • Inspect dead end pins

  • Attachment of the Chain to Hoist

Electric Chain Hoist


  • Structural Support System

  • Mounting Base

  • Vertical Support Column

  • Horizontal Support Column

  • Support and Beam - Maximum rated capacity stenciled on the beam

Main Hoist

  • Clean the chain by removing any foreign material such as dirt and grease and inspect the chain for wear using a gauge.

  • Slack the chain and observe if wear exists at interlink bearing surface between the links

  • Inspect the loose end-link, loose end screw and dead end block and clevis pin on the double reeved units.

  • Inspect sheave wheel for freedom of movement.

  • Mechanical load spring brake

  • Electric brake

  • Lower hook and throat opening measurement

  • Upper Hook

  • Hook Swivel

  • Hook Pin

  • Chain Drum

  • Guards

  • Limit Switches


  • Inspect that all connections are made and screw terminals are tight.

  • Check the ground screws to see that the ground wires of the pendant push button cable and power cord are secure.

  • Master Switch


  • Write recommendations here


  • Full Name and Signature of Inspector

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