CRAWLER LOCOMOTIVE & TRUCK CRANE INSPECTION CHECKLIST
This sample checklist from the North Carolina Department of Labor is designed to help you in developing programs tailored to your own operation. Please copy, expand, modify and customize this sample as needed.
This document is provided as a compliance aid but does not constitute a legal interpretation of safety legislation or standards, nor does it replace the need to be familiar with, and follow, actual safety legislation and standards.
CRAWLER LOCOMOTIVE & TRUCK CRANE INSPECTION
Inspection Date: ________________________ Crane Manufacturer: ________________________
Inspector Signature ______________________ Crane Serial No: ___________________________
Any deficiency shall be carefully examined, and determination made as to whether they constitute a safety hazard.
In addition to the inspection items listed all cranes must be inspected as specifically recommended by the manufacturer.
Frequent inspection: Daily to monthly depending upon usage.
___ ___ Inspect all control mechanisms for maladjustment interfering with proper operation. Daily.
___ ___ All control mechanisms for excessive wear of components and contamination by lubricants or other foreign matter.
___ ___ All safety devices for malfunction.
___ ___ Deterioration or leakage in air or hydraulic systems, daily.
___ ___ Crane hooks for deformations or cracks.
___ ___ Rope reeving for non-compliance with manufacturer recommendations?
___ ___ Electrical apparatus for malfunction, signs of excessive deterioration, dirt and moisture accumulation.
Periodic inspections: 1-12-month intervals depending on usage or as recommended by the manufacturer.
___ ___ Deformed, cracked or corroded members in the crane structure and boom.
___ ___ Loose bolts or rivets.
___ ___ Cracked or worn sheaves and drums.
___ ___ Worn, cracked or distorted parts such as pins, bearings, shafts, gears, rollers and locking devices.
___ ___ Excessive wear on brake and clutch parts, linings, pawls and ratchets.
___ ___ Load boom angle and other indicators over their full range, for any significant inaccuracies.
___ ___ Gasoline, diesel, electric or other power plants for improper performance or non-compliance with safety requirements.
___ ___ Excessive wear of chain drive sprockets and excessive chain stretch.
___ ___ Travel steering, braking or locking devices for malfunction.
___ ___ Excessively worn or damaged tires.
___ ___ After adjustments and repairs have been made, the crane shall not be operated until all guards have been reinstalled,
___________safety devices reactivated, and maintenance equipment removed.
___ ___ Rope inspection: Running ropes-thorough inspections of all ropes shall be made at least monthly by an authorized
___________person. Look for reduction of rope diameter, internal or external corrosion, cracked, bent, worn or improperly
___________spliced end connections, severe kinking, crushing, cutting or un-stranding.
___ ___ The crane is level and blocks properly in use.
___ ___ Fire extinguisher in cab or near vicinity.
___ ___ Only designated personnel permitted to operate crane.