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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. Read more →
Mobile cranes are an essential part of any business in the heavy-lifting industries, but when a crane operator attempt to lift a load more than the weight capacity of the crane the results can be disastrous.
There’s no room for error when it comes to critical crane lifts, and load calculations are absolutely essential. Crane incidents, more often than not, are the fault of those operating them and this has serious safety consequences for your business. Read more →
I have hinted that there are problems with the safety code for mobile cranes in previous articles. I have also had numerous discussions with those in the crane industry about what exactly is implied by the way Alberta occupational health and safety (OH&S) adopted CSA Z150. The part that is specifically confusing people is how OH&S wants us to handle articulating cranes. I was hoping that the new z150 and new OH&S code would solve this problem but I am getting tired of waiting the 5+ years for them to fix this issue… Read more →
Bridge beams and gantry cranes or both used primarily in industrial applications. Both types are very common in manufacturing facilities and material handling locations such as ship yards where they are used to handle bulk material or shipping crates. Light duty applications are common for gantry cranes and they can often be found in mechanics shops. Read more →
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 →
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