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Businesses in the heavy lifting industries are required to adhere to strict health and safety protocols, and that includes the regular inspection of equipment such as cranes. In fact, in Alberta, the government dictates that crane inspections should take place once a year.

Whether it’s time for your crane to have a mechanical inspection or a weld inspection, a professional will not only help you to meet industry regulations but they will also give you the peace-of-mind needed for the continued and efficient running of your business. 

Sparta Engineering has listed four reasons why it’s important that your business hires a professional crane inspector:

1 – Compliance with industry regulations

As previously stated, businesses in the heavy lifting industries are required by law to follow regulations that ensure the health and safety of workers. In Alberta, for example, mobile crane operators are required to follow the government’s Standard CSA Z150-98.

An inspection by a professional and certified crane inspector will ensure that your equipment is safe to use and that it follows the strict guidelines of these regulations and codes.

What does this mean? It means you won’t have to worry about the safety of employees on-site and you can focus on the job at hand. Yearly inspections will find any current or potential problems with your crane, and our experienced engineers can swiftly fix any issues.

2 – A complete service

While it’s not true for many crane inspection companies, some companies such as Sparta Engineering work as part of a diverse and experienced team of professionals that will provide a complete service for your business.

A good crane inspection team will be made up of a qualified inspector, an engineer, a crane mechanic and a welding expert. This ensures that inspections are done to the absolute highest standard and any issues with the crane can then be handled by the appropriate expert.

There is no one expert in all of these services as they all require such different and vast amounts of knowledge, meaning a team is the only true way of receiving a high-quality inspection and follow-up.

3 – Superior crane knowledge

As we mentioned in our last point, professional and certified crane inspectors are experts in their field. That means inspectors will be familiar with all crane types, sizes and every potential issue that are associated with each one.

With over 12 years in the industry, Sparta Engineering’s team of experts have seen the various ways a piece of equipment can be damaged. This means our team knows exactly what we are looking for, and when we find a defect we know exactly what it means.

Our expertise, knowledge and experience, means we can spot frequent and repeated issues, and resolve them quickly and efficiently to the highest standards.

4 – Proactive maintenance

Being proactive about the maintenance of your equipment will prevent your equipment from complete failure and will ensure that your business continues to run efficiently. A professional crane inspector will help your company set up a plan that safeguards your operations from downtime or costly repairs.

A professional crane inspector will identify small cracks, malfunctioning equipment and any other deficiencies. By being proactive with annual inspections, you can ensure that your business finds solutions to these problems early and continues to make a profit all-year round.

Looking for an expert? Sparta Engineering offers annual crane inspection and certification, mechanical inspection, load and stability testing and much more. We can provide your company with outsourced inspections or we can help establish a robust in-house inspection strategy that’s specifically designed for your business.

To learn more about our services and how we go above and beyond our competitors, contact us today.