Why You Need Regular Crane Maintenance
Crane systems allow us to safely and effortlessly transport items, products and bulk materials. However, without the correct maintenance and regular inspections, your crane could become unsafe to use and put you and your employees at risk.
Below, we take a look at the importance of regular crane maintenance.
Who is responsible for crane maintenance?
If you hire a crane from a reputable company, it is their responsibility to ensure the crane is in top condition and inspected regularly. However, the person renting the crane will need to make sure the people operating the crane are fully trained and competent.
If the company owns the crane then it is the responsibility of the site supervisor to ensure the cranes are correctly maintained and inspected regularly. The site supervisor may assign maintenance tasks out to the relevant people too.
Preventative crane maintenance
Good crane maintenance will prevent breakdowns and ensure your staff are safe and protected while working. Preventing breakdowns will also improve the efficiency of your site. When servicing your crane, it’s important to choose a reliable and reputable company to perform a service for you.
A full crane service includes:
Professional inspections are used to identify risks and potential issues. Daily or weekly usage of a crane wears important components; regular inspections can help identify problems before they get worse, making sure they are addressed and repaired as soon as possible.
Following an inspection, the necessary maintenance will be carried out to ensure the crane is in top working order. Your cranes will be adjusted and lubricated accordingly to keep them in good condition and eliminate any risks or injuries.
A professional inspector will make sure your crane is operating within the legal safety guidelines and advise and guide you on the best way to maintain your cranes and keep staff safe.
Keeping up with your crane maintenance schedule is important. Following an inspection, make sure you keep all of the relevant paperwork and book in your next service when it’s due.
At Crane and Lifting Services Ltd, we can provide you with comprehensive lifting equipment inspections and crane services in Cardiff. If you require overhead crane service or repairs, you needn’t look further than us. Visit our website for more information.