Qualified Whiting Services technicians methodically inspect your material handling equipment and provide a detailed visual report with prioritized deficiencies. Whether it’s a large double girder overhead crane or a small 1/2 ton jib crane, Whiting’s inspection program provides a clear and easy to understand report that shows the details you need to make an informed decision about repairing or replacement components.
Whether you need a standard annual inspection for OSHA 1910.179 compliance or a more frequent quarterly, monthly, or even weekly inspection, Whiting Services has the qualified and experienced personnel to make sure your inspection is thorough.
Whiting Services crane technicians check over 50 points during their intensive inspection. These points include all visible mechanical and electrical parts, and other OSHA-specific requirements like platforms, ladders, and railings. At the completion of the service, we discuss the results of the inspection with the appropriate representatives of your organization.
Why Inspect Your Lifting Equipment?
It is extremely rare to have mechanical failures on your equipment without any kind of warning signs or symptoms beforehand. There are several reasons why failures happen. In some cases, the cranes are being inspected to OSHA standard but the frequency of the inspection isn’t sufficient enough to accommodate the duty cycle of the crane.
In other cases, the failed item simply wasn’t included as part of the inspection contract agreement and therefore, simply wasn’t checked. So why would a company invest so much time and money into such a critical piece of equipment, only to let it fail and cause bigger problems later down the road?
All too often, customers believe that any inspection will suffice, and that simply having an annual OSHA inspection will increase the reliability of their equipment. From a safety standpoint, it is extremely important to meet the OSHA requirements for an inspection, but this is typically only a minimum requirement geared towards meeting those regulated safety guidelines.
Standard OSHA inspections rarely come close to meeting the O.E.M. preventative maintenance and inspection recommendations for maintaining equipment. In many cases, inspections are awarded to a supplier on a fixed price basis, usually to the lowest bidder. While this type of inspection may meet OSHA’s minimum requirements, it is unlikely that customers will receive a professional service that is catered to their equipment’s specific needs.