Mitigate crane accidents and fatalities with a thorough inspection on a regular basis.
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A crane safety inspection checklist is used to conduct a thorough inspection of a crane before, during, and after each shift. An inspection can diagnose a problem early and prevent any fatal work accidents from happening. It also ensures the safety of workers and bystanders. It also gets the crane to function at its optimum performance.
Conducting regular crane inspections not only prevents accidents but also mitigates costly fines and repairs. Most of all, it ensures that it complies with legal standards and regulations issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Crane inspections are conducted by trained and experienced safety officers.
1. The types of crane inspection
2. The two common crane safety hazards
3. Advantages of digital crane inspection checklists
According to OSHA and the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) standards, designated managers and supervisors must perform three different types of inspections using an OSHA crane inspection checklist. These check-ups should be done as long as the crane is in use.
According to statistics, crane accidents have resulted in 25 serious injuries and nine deaths since 2001. Knowing the hazards involved in operating or working with cranes can save your or your colleagues' lives with a high-risk probability.
Here are three of the most common safety hazards and their causes:
Fifty percent of accidents that involve overhead cranes are due to their metal part touching a power source, such as a high-voltage power line. When moving materials underneath or nearby, there's a high probability that a crane's hoist line will touch energized power lines.
Such situations are hazardous to both the crane operator and the people working nearby. If any metal part of the crane touches a high voltage or live wire, anyone near the machine is unlikely to be electrocuted. Around 200 crane-related deaths are due to contact with power lines. That's why pre-planning is very crucial before doing the job.
Falling loads are not only the most common, but they are also the most dangerous hazards. A falling load can incur injuries and death. It can also damage buildings and properties. Worse, it can cost the company huge amounts of money and time.
Falling loads are a result of:
Safety officers who perform crane inspections have a lot to consider to ensure safety for workers and the environment. They must do their jobs reliably because if they miss even a single detail during an inspection, it can lead to disaster.
By switching from paper forms to digital crane inspection checklists, they can better meet these requirement. Lumiform, the powerful app and desktop software for inspections and audits, allows them to meet the strict inspection standards while saving time on the administrative part of the inspection. This allows companies to keep up with increasing demands and continue to maintain their growth.
For inspectors using our crane inspection software, inspections and safety checks will now look like this:
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