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Mobile Crane Safety Inspection Checklist

Crane Safety | Aug 12 / 21

Mobile cranes are a popular choice for a variety of industries ranging from construction and HVAC to wind energy and power transmission. Regardless of the model or the setting, a mobile crane safety inspection checklist is one of the most important elements of a project. As leading providers of mobile crane rentals for a variety of industries, the team at Eagle West Crane & Rigging understands the importance of thorough crane inspections and safety. That is why we have provided some information on the typical contents of a mobile crane safety checklist to help operations stay safe and productive.

Learn about the safety standards for jobsites with hydraulic cranes.

What Should be Included in a Mobile Crane Safety Checklist?

Every mobile crane safety checklist should include several checks and confirmations including:

1. Confirming that the Operator is Certified

Before any lift can begin, you must first confirm that the operator possesses a valid certification. When renting a mobile crane from Eagle West Crane & Rigging, we provide a certified operator to save you the hassle.

2. Has an Annual Inspection been Performed Recently?

A thorough inspection of all systems must be performed on a mobile crane at least once per year and documented. If one of these inspections has not been performed in the past year, the crane should not be used.

3. Is the Crane Stable?

Utilize the load charts provided by the manufacturer to gauge the stability and balance of the unit for the surfaces that it will be operating on. The crane must be safe to operate in all positions.

4. Is the User Manual in the Crane?

The manufacturer’s user manual must be present inside the unit for review and reference.

5. Has the Daily Pre-Use Inspection Been Completed?

As implied by the name, pre-use inspections must be conducted before operation. These inspections check key areas of the machine and must be documented for future reference.

6. Has the Lift Plan Been Completed and Documented?

Lift plans are crucial components for every project as they outline how loads will be lifted, bring attention to potential hazards, and give an overview of traffic control measures. This plan is often completed prior to the crane’s arrival on the project site.

7. Noting any Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair Considerations

As part of all inspections, any signs of wear or damage must be noted and documented. Moderate to severe signs of wear should be remedied before operation.

8. Information Regarding the Load/Materials

A description of all materials and objects that are to be lifted must be provided. This description should include the dimensions, weight, rigging considerations, and the height it needs to be lifted to.

To learn more about mobile crane safety or to inquire about one of our mobile crane rentals, get in touch with the team at Eagle West Crane & Rigging. We can be reached through our online contact form and will work with you to deliver the perfect solution for your needs.