Crane Inspection & Testing
Inspection and re-certification will be required at least once a year and after every major assembly by a third party inspection agency. Pipeworx managed contractors will complete a daily inspection, document the Crane’s log book and perform a monthly/inspection audit on their own systems. Pipeworx managed contractors must have a system in place for identifying and managing hardware by issuing and attaching a serial number to a specific piece of hardware, slings, rigging and spreader bars.
Pipeworx managed contractors shall complete a daily Pre Operation Inspection to include components that have a direct bearing on the safety of the crane such as:
- Operating systems for electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and cooling equipment.
- Crane hooks, hoists and suspension lines and reeving.
- Control mechanisms and safety devices for mal-adjustment interfering with proper operation.
- Hoist ropes for kinking, crushing, bird-caging and corrosion.
- Lights and warning devices are functional.
- All systems and their controls are functional.
- Access to and from the crane is not impeded.
- The floor of the cab is free from obstructions that may affect the use of controls.
- That the windshield is intact and the wiper/s are operable.
- Leaking hydraulic lines / reservoirs.
- Check valves are fitted and functional where required.
Note: Cranes involved in incidents that result in shock loading of the boom or other components shall be removed from service and subjected to a complete inspection and certification prior to resuming work. Inspections must be completed by a third party agency and a professional engineer must stamp the certificate of inspection.
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