Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides strict
standards regarding the inspection of material handling
OSHA Regulation 1910.179, specific directives are
given concerning frequent and periodic inspections of overhead
and gantry cranes.
inspections that J. Herbert Corporation conducts consist of a
hands-on type of preventative maintenance and inspection
service. This is very important to note, because a visual
inspection on its own might overlook mechanical and electrical
deficiencies not apparent without actually handling the
inspections include, but are not limited to, the inspection of
all brakes and any adjustment as required, checking oil levels
and filling if needed, greasing the system, inspecting and
lubricating load chains and wire ropes, checking electrical
controls including contactors, transformers, and brake coils,
inspection of the load hooks and latches, checking runway
supports and structural connections throughout the crane system,
and listing items which may not be in compliance with OSHA
report including deficiencies and recommendations is given to
the customer after the inspection process is completed.
Inspection labels are affixed to the equipment that is deemed to
be in service worthy condition. A follow-up quotation for
any repairs required to bring the equipment up to OSHA standards
is also prepared and is submitted for the customer's evaluation.
In some cases,
with customer approval, minor repairs can take place during the
inspection process. Labor is performed by one individual
unless a large quantity of cranes are involved. In such
Service Department will consult with the
customer regarding the number of technicians to be assigned to
the job and the projected duration, so as to ensure a cost
effective and timely completion of the inspection process.
Our certified technicians are
trained on OSHA, ANSI and ASME regulations.
Estimated time on site for
inspecting equipment is as follows:
- Hoist on monorail beam:
- Bridge Crane: 2-3
- Jib or Gantry: 2-3
Service Department today regarding your inspection