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, a small 1/2 ton jib crane, or a rail drop table, Whiting’s CHIP and RHIP inspection programs provide a clear and easy to understand report that shows the details you need to make an informed decision about repairing or replacement components. One of our dedicated service professionals will take the time to review the inspection results, so you have a clear understanding of the maintenance implications within the report.
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 technicians check up to 250 points during their intensive crane 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 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 OEM 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 you will receive a thorough, professional service that is catered to your equipment’s specific needs.