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Overhead Crane Pre-Start Inspection Checklist Template

Daily safety checks of overhead cranes should be conducted by operators prior to use at the beginning of each shift during which a crane is used. This template is not intended to be 100% complete. This template should be modified for your crane and worksite by a trained safety official

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Audit
In addition to checking the items in this template, items to constantly observe during crane usage: - All operating mechanisms are functional and free from maladjustment - Load is rigged properly - Hoist brakes checked each time a load approaching the rated load is handled
Pre-operation
Crane is registered and permitted to be used in operations
Operator is in good condition and is competent to perform the work
Operating and emergency controls are in place
Operator knows where the crane disconnect switch is located
There are no warning signs on or near the push button pendant or controls
There are no people working on the crane or in the runway travel area
There are no people working in the area, that the load the operator is going to pick up will travel
The area where the operator will set the load down is large enough and/ or cleared of obstructions
Equipment
Bridge
Motor
Brake
Shaft Couplings
Shaft Bearings
Gears
Wheels
Girders and Connections
Guards and Covers
Bumpers
Bumper Bolts
Master Switches
Pushbutton
Wiring
Main Hoist
Motor
Brake
Couplings
Gears, Shaft and Bearings
Upper Block
Lower Block
Hook, Magnetic Particle
Hook and Throat Opening Measurement
Hook
Hoist Cable
Rope Drum
Guards
Limit Switch
Cable attachment to drum
Equipment OK N/A Faulty
Trolley
Motor
Brake
Couplings
Gears, Shaft and Bearings
Frame
Wheels
Bumpers
Guards
Rails
Conductors
Collectors
Runways
Rails Including Span
Rail Joints
Main Conductors
Main Collectors
Inspection Copy and Date
Authorized User Sign
Lubrication
Capacity Signs
Warning Signs
Lockout Mechanism
Attaching The Load
Operator has done proper rigging and hoisting techniques
Hoist chain or hoist rope is free of kinks or twists and not wrapped around the load
Load is attached to the load block hook by means of slings or other approved devices
The sling cleared all obstacles
Moving The Load
Load is well secured and properly balanced in the sling or lifting device before it is lifted more than a few inches
Before starting the hoist, the hoist rope is not kinked and the multiple part lines should not be twisted around each other
The hook is brought over the load in such a manner as to prevent swinging.
No sudden acceleration or deceleration of the moving load was observed
Load is not in contact to any obstructions.
Hoisting, lowering and traveling is not being done when employees are on the load or hook
The operator tested the brakes each time a load approaching the rated load is handled. The brakes are tested by raising the load a few inches and applying the brakes.
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Completion
Full Name and Signature of Inspector
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.