Inspecting Overhead Travelling Cranes
This article provides a review of the inspection and testing requirements for overhead travelling cranes. This includes gantry cranes that are commonly found in shops across Alberta and Canada… Read more →
In this two-part series, I discuss the details of overhead crane inspection. This week I will focus on why it is important to hire a crane inspection company instead of an overhead crane service company. Next week, I will write about inspecting an overhead travelling crane… Read more →
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Tower Crane Inspections – 1. Who sets the requirements for inspecting Tower Cranes? In Alberta the requirements are set by Alberta OH&S. In the OHS code they have a small section for tower cranes under Part 6. They also reference CSA Z248 (Code for Tower Cranes), which goes into greater detail the requirements on inspection. Since OHS references CSA Z248 it requires the user to follow the CSA code as part of the law… Read more →
As we mentioned before, the 4th edition of API 4F has increased the wind loading requirements for service rigs. As well, with road bans becoming more and more costly for rig operators, there is an increased need for lighter rigs to meet reduced road weights… Read more →
Our asset management system is a service that we offer with our inspections which is designed to assist customers with maintaining compliance to the appropriate codes. Aside from a few exceptions, most lifting equipment in Alberta fall under an OH&S specified code… Read more →
The current trend in billing style for annual equipment certification, at least in the Alberta area, is that more and more companies are asking for flat rate pricing. That is to say that they ask to know in advance how much the inspection will cost for a specific type of equipment. Sometimes the inspection goes a little quicker and the inspection company wins… Read more →
Crane inspections are required by law. Most health and safety organizations (OH&S in Alberta) state that mobile crane operators need to follow the CSA Z150 (or other applicable code) in regards to the safe operation and maintenance of lifting equipment. We all know it is hard to operate safely in Alberta and there is no reason to have to worry whether your equipment is in safe, working order or not… Read more →
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