1910.179(j)(1)(ii) – Inspection procedure for cranes in regular service is divided into two general classifications based upon the intervals at which inspection should be performed. The intervals in turn are dependent upon the nature of the critical components of the crane and the degree of their exposure to wear, deterioration, or malfunction. The two general classifications are herein designated as “frequent” and “periodic” with respective intervals between inspections as defined below:
1910.179(j)(1)(ii)(a) – Frequent inspection – Daily to monthly intervals.
1910.179(j)(1)(ii)(b) – Periodic inspection – 1 to 12-month intervals.
The frequency of Periodic Crane Inspections & Preventive Maintenance should be based upon the type of equipment, application, duty cycle and the minimum requirements of the manufacturer. By focusing on the specific needs of each customer, Keystone Maintenance Services(KMS) builds a inspection program tailored to the individual needs of our clients. By working with your safety and maintenance departments, KMS will build a inspection program designed to satisfy both regulatory and manufacturer requirements. Our certified inspectors and OEM-certified technicians will also evaluate component condition to make required repairs prior to causing an emergent breakdown situation. Each KMS inspection program coupled with preventive and predictive maintenance can not only greatly increase safety, but can also more than pay for the cost with increases in productivity and equipment life.