Maximizing safety for equipment and personnel


Delivering safety improvements with smart technology and a consultative approach

At Konecranes our goal is everyone home safe, every day. We believe there is no job so important and no service so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely and correctly. We provide a wide range of maintenance services with the objective of improving the safety, productivity and sustainability of our customers' operations.​


Prioritizing safety

We engage customers through a consultative, open and transparent approach to deliver measurable improvements in safety, productivity and sustainability.​

Whenever we service equipment, we apply our Risk and Recommendation Method to document and prioritize corrective actions. We note failures, deficiencies and/or violations and categorize them as either a safety risk, production risk or an undetermined condition. We also identify improvement opportunities and make recommendations for corrective actions and discuss them with you during the review process.

When we are on site and a safety-related risk is detected, the inspector or technician will carry out a Safety Review with you before leaving the site or returning the equipment to operation. The purpose of the Safety Review is to make you aware of observed safety risks and get a quick decision on next steps. 

At the end of a service visit we'll meet with you for a Visit Review, during which the inspector or technician will go over identified risks and improvement opportunities and get a decision on recommended actions. We'll follow up with a Service Review to make sure safety items have been addressed.


Safety is smart and digital

We're using smart technology and features to provide measurable increases in the safety of our customers' operations. Our digital ecosystem—including the yourKONECRANES customer portal—brings transparency and real-time information to support informed decision-making, optimized maintenance and accurate troubleshooting. 

How we can help you improve safety 

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    Crane inspections are essential for safe operations. It is important to know which types of inspections your equipment needs because inspection types can vary.

    An effective maintenance program can help address potential maintenance issues before they compromise employee safety, result in production downtime, and negatively impact revenue.

    Safety is smart and digital: Real-time visibility into your equipment usage and condition and the addition of software-based safety features go a long way in making your operations safer.

Scroll down to learn how you can make safety improvements with services and smart technology or contact us to schedule some safety-enhancing services.



Regulations designed for safe operations

Technicians inspect overhead craneCrane inspections can verify that equipment complies with current standards and laws. Regulations for the care and operation of overhead cranes are designed to keep personnel and operations safe. Not being in compliance with local regulations can increase the chance of accidents, costly fines and disruption of operations.

Regularly scheduled inspections can also assess the safety of equipment, detect wear and tear and identify potential hazards helping to reduce future incidents.



Compliance Inspections: Designed to satisfy regulatory requirements established by governmental authorities for use in particular jurisdictions.

CheckApp for Daily InspectionsDesigned to help crane users quickly and easily record their findings when performing pre-shift and/or pre-lift inspections. It gives users a digitalized and cost-effective way for recording and retrieving daily inspection data that can be used for internal auditing and compliance. Daily inspections are statutory requirement in several countries.

Slings and Accessories Inspection: Designed to inspect non-maintainable load lifting attachments and accessories that are attached to the crane hook during operation. The inspection identifies deficiencies and deviations from local statutory safety and health regulations.



Gear Case Inspection: Designed to determine the condition of your crane gears and related components. Can uncover issues that may lead to gear failure and can satisfy local statutory requirements when applicable.

Design Life Analysis: Designed to calculate the remaining design life of crane structures and machineries based on usage history and the standards used in their design. Provides information detailing the current remaining design life of your crane and fulfills the requirements for a yearly DWP calculation of ISO 12482-2014 and AS 2550.1:2011.



Crane Operator Training: Provides participants with the working knowledge to assist in reducing operation errors that may lead to unnecessary downtime. Crane operator training can provide additional knowledge to help avoid possible serious injury to personnel caused by improper crane operation. Participants also learn the requirements of local regulations for crane operation.

Compliance Gap Analysis: Designed to provide an assessment of a customer's current crane operations, regulatory compliance, and maintenance practices according to applicable regulatory requirements and best practices. It can guide customers in identifying potential gaps in compliance, including safety-critical issues, together with recommendations to help mitigate the associated risk. 


Preventive/Predictive maintenance vital for safety

Konecranes expert and customer with craneA regular preventive maintenance program can help you comply with regulations, follow manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance, and to reduce the likelihood of failures that could result in injuries to personnel.

Predictive maintenance utilizes condition monitoring, advanced inspections, and data analytics to predict component or equipment failure. Incorporating predictive maintenance elements in a maintenance program can further improve equipment safety.



MAINMAN Planned MaintenanceDesigned to perform visual inspections and maintenance work, such as adjusting and lubricating, with the intent of satisfying manufacturers' maintenance recommendations. This maintenance service can help provide a baseline for maintenance planning, tracking, reporting and consultation.



Critical Components Assessments: 

  • Gear Case Inspection and/or Advanced Gear Case Inspection is designed to determine the condition of your crane gears and related components.
  • Coupling Inspection is designed to uncover issues that may lead to coupling failure. 
  • RopeQ Magnetic Rope Inspection is designed to assess the condition of a wire rope, including the core and inner wire strands that are not readily visible.
  • Hook/Shank Inspection is designed to uncover issues that could lead to failure of the hook or bottom block.

Oil AnalysisAssists in deciding the optimal oil change timing for hoisting, traveling and traversing gears. The service may also provide useful information regarding the condition of internal gear components. When performed on a regular schedule, such as annually, will show trends in oil quality.



Operator TrainingProvides participants with the working knowledge to assist in reducing operation errors that may lead to unnecessary downtime. Can provide additional knowledge to help avoid possible serious injury to personnel caused by improper crane operation.


Enhancing safety with smart service technology

Konecranes expert and customer with tabletThe Konecranes digital ecosystem is powered by the connection of data, machines and people— transforming the delivery of maintenance services and providing you transparency while helping us deliver on our promise to improve the safety, productivity and sustainability of your operations.

Having real-time visibility into equipment usage and condition combined with smart technology allows us to identify improvement opportunities and recommend retrofits, upgrades and modernizations for improved safety and efficient load handling. These technologies can also improve eco-efficiency and reduce wearing parts consumption.



TRUCONNECT Remote ServiceRemote Monitoring collects asset condition, usage and operating data from control systems and sensors on an asset and provides alerts of certain anomalies. Remote Monitoring data is used in maintenance planning and in predicting possible component or equipment failure. Brake Monitoring provides visibility into current brake condition, estimates remaining service life and indicates brake faults.



Smart Features modernization: Smart Features are Konecranes-designed add-ons that work together or individually to improve safety, cycle time and load positioning. These programmed behaviors enable faster and smoother operation and help prevent issues such as overloading, snags, side-pulling and collisions. Smart Features can reduce the risk of collision/impact with equipment or personnel as well as reduce the risk of damage to the load, crane and surrounding area.



Retrofits to improve safety: Adding LED lights mean light distribution is more focused and the crane operator is less likely to get blinded by the light when looking at the load. Replacing pendant controls with radio controls provides free movement for the operator and allows them to choose the safest place to operate the crane and gives them better visibility of the load. Variable speed control offers smoother travelling motion which means better load control compared to motor controls.



yourKONECRANES customer portal: Maintenance information and TRUCONNECT data is compiled on the yourKONECRANES customer portal. Safety risks are highlighted as well as TRUCONNECT alerts making it easy to quickly address pain points.