Inspections and maintenance are critical to the longevity of your equipment. Keep your company
running smoothly with routine inspections and maintenance. Learn more about service for your
cranes and hoists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need service for my cranes?
Service on your cranes not only allows them to last longer, but is an OSHA requirement and
safety priority! You might not think that a hoist you hang on a metal beam could fall down,
but it can and they have.
How frequently should I service my cranes?
This a bit more of a complex question. Each hoist should be visually inspected prior to
every shift or even every time a lift is made. If it is a hoist that is used frequently a
maintenance person or a One Crane Source person
should be looking at the important components of the system on a regular schedule. Call your
local One Crane Source representative to figure out
how often your hoist should be inspected.
Can I service my hoist myself?
According to OSHA a “competent person” can service hoists. Hoists are a unique
piece of machinery and should be serviced by a factory–trained person or competent
person. One Crane Source technicians go through
extensive training and certification prior to servicing hoists and cranes.
- » Competent Person:
A person who has the necessary experience of the crane and equipment used in the lifting
operation to carry out the function satisfactorily, who is capable of identifying an
existing or potential hazard in surroundings, or under working conditions, that are
hazardous or dangerous to an employee, and who has the authority and knowledge to take
prompt corrective measures to eliminate the hazards
- » Frequent Inspection:
A visual examination by the operator or other designated personnel, with written records required
- » Periodic Inspection:
The inspection of the equipment in place by a designated person, making written records of conditions
- » Qualified Person:
A person who, through attainment of a recognized degree or certificate of professional
standing or by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully
demonstrated the ability to solve or resolve problems relation to the subject matter and
One Crane Source is your best resource when it comes
to all of your service needs. Click the plus sign at the right to contact us with your service
questions and needs.