Why Regular Hoist and Crane Inspections Are so Critical
Workplace safety and machine performance are vital signs of a thriving business. Avoiding the inspections and maintenance will tank productivity. Here is why regular hoist and crane inspections are so critical.
Prioritize Employee Safety
All cranes and hoists work because people operate them. You likely have specially trained and certified people behind the controls of your cranes, but that doesn’t ensure immediate safety for everyone. It does not matter how skilled a crane operator is—if a broken component comes loose during operation, the load could fall and injure a worker. Inspections avoid this problem and decrease the likelihood of a workplace accident. When you prioritize employee safety, you can encourage your crane operators to work at full throttle and keep everyone nearby safe, too.
Address Equipment Issues
Cranes are heavy-duty equipment that lift immense loads all day long, and you can only imagine what that strain does to a machine after years of work. You must perform consistent inspections to address equipment issues before they turn into workplace accidents. Your cranes and hoists will need fine-tuning that you otherwise wouldn’t address if you didn’t check to begin with. Inspections are the backbone of a healthy piece of equipment, so preserve your investment with a keen eye for performing preventive maintenance. If you need crane and hoist repair services, reach out to us at Illinois Electric Works today.
Abide By the Law
Laws are strict surrounding heavy-duty machinery operation. Cranes and hoists pose severe threats to the health and safety of everyone working in its vicinity. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration updates laws about this machinery. You should always perform inspections to stay up to date on the legal parameters the government sets on your work. With consistent inspections, you will stay above board and abide by all binding compliance laws and expectations.
Knowing why regular hoist and crane inspections are so critical can help you make the most of your work time. If you have any questions about these inspections, our team at Illinois Electric Works is ready and willing to help.