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Factory Authorized Repair Procedures

OSHA Compliant | Factory Train Technicians | Any Brand, Any Model

Annual inspections

A thorough, annual inspection of the hoisting machinery must be made by a competent person, or by a government or private agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Inspections at each shift and monthly

The employer must designate a competent person to inspect all machinery and equipment prior to each shift the equipment will be used, and completed before or during the shift, to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Any deficiencies must be repaired, or defective parts replaced, before continued use. Monthly inspections must also be conducted with the same requirements.

Inspections following repairs/adjustments and modifications

A qualified person must inspect equipment that has had modifications, additions or repairs that affect the safe operation of the equipment before it is used for the first time following the changes.

Wire rope inspection

A competent person must inspect the wire ropes that are likely to be used during the shift, and the inspection must be

completed before or during the shift. The inspection is to identify apparent deficiencies, such as significant distortion of the wire rope structure, corrosion, electric arc damage, heat damage, improperly applied end connections, and visible broken wires. Monthly and annual inspections are also required.


The employer must maintain a record of the dates and results of inspections for each hoisting machine and piece of equipment.

Comply with the crane manufacturer’s specifications

The employer must comply with the manufacturer’s specifications and limitations applicable to the operation of any and all cranes and derricks. Attachments used with cranes shall not exceed the capacity, rating, or scope recommended by the manufacturer.

Conspicuously post requirements on equipment:

Rated load capacities, and recommended operating speeds, special hazard warnings, or instructions must be posted on equipment in a location that is visible to the operator while he is at his control station.

Use ANSI standard hand signals.

Illustrations of signals must be posted at the jobsite.

Additional requirements are specified to protect employees from injury while working on or near the cranes.

Examples of repairs

Correct any damage, including frame, boom, and cracked welds on outriggers

Fix problems with LMI, A2B, and angle indicator operation

Replace and/or adjust wire rope, hook block and safety latch, decals/load charts, glass, safety items

Adjust hook block, ball and beckets

Replace linings and master clutch

Replace/adjust boom alignment, boom retract cables, gauges, belts

Repair brake operation

Repairs include correcting deficiencies that are identified during an OSHA crane inspection.

An estimate for any required repairs will be provided prior to commencement of repairs.

Convenient Options

Pick-up and drop off service for your location

A factory trained technician can be dispatched to your location (travel time may be additional

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