Overhead Crane Inspections

Mobile Crane Inspections

Overhead Cranes are an integral part of general industry operations. CICB knows the importance and complexities of all types of overhead cranes and offers a premier inspection service to you, the customer.

Crane Inspections

Overhead Crane Inspections by CICB

CICB’s Overhead Crane Inspection criteria include the following:

  • Inspections comply with applicable regulations, safety codes and standards for that type of crane.
  • Performed in accordance with the crane manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Review of overhead crane’s history file, to include records of past load tests, inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Verify that all warning decals/labels are legible.
  • Confirm size, type, condition, and construction of wire rope/chain that is installed on crane.
  • Inspect for cracked, deformed or corroded members of the crane structure.
  • Inspect for loose nuts, bolts or rivets.
  • Inspect for cracked or worn sheaves and hoist drums.
  • Inspect for worn, cracked or distorted parts such as pins, bearings, shafts, gears, rollers and locking devices.
  • Inspect for inaccuracies and required annual certification of operational aids.
  • Inspect for excessive wear of brake and clutch system parts, linings, pawls and ratchets.
  • Check for lack of performance and compliance of with safety requirements of power plants
  • Inspection of load hooks shall include visual inspection for distortion, wear or damage.
  • Check for malfunctioning travel braking and locking devices.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic hose fittings and tubing hose or at fittings and couplings for leakage.
  • Verify a function test checking for proper operation of the following:
    • All controls, mechanisms, operating systems and brakes
    • All safety devices and limit switches
    • All operator aids
    • Rated load test, if desired

Shall not include any disassembly or removing any cover or guard. The customer is to provide mechanic support.

Upon completion of the inspection a written report of all noted visible deficiencies and recommendations pertaining to the safe use of a overhead crane will be issued.

Inspection Items or Services Not Performed by CICB

  • Operating the crane
  • Nondestructive testing (NDT) of any component
  • Maintenance Determining load weights
  • Rigging loads to include test load weights
  • Supplying of test weights or rigging

Call CICB at 800-327-1386 to Learn More About Overhead Crane Inspections Today!