Crane guards for electrical equipment

Improving safety with electric enclosures

No matter where they are used, cranes commonly encounter dirt, grease, oil and moisture, as well as bumps and vibrations. This section calls for positioning and covering of electrical components to reduce the risk of accidental exposure to shock, and to protect the electrical equipment from foreign material that could hinder its performance. Regular inspections can help confirm guards are securely in place to provide necessary protection. 


OSHA 1910.179 Overhead & Gantry Cranes Regulations
The following excerpt is taken directly from OSHA 1910.179.*

Electrical equipment

  1. Electrical equipment shall be so located or enclosed that live parts will not be exposed to accidental contact under normal operating conditions.
  2. Electric equipment shall be protected from dirt, grease, oil, and moisture.
  3. Guards for live parts shall be substantial and so located that they cannot be accidently deformed so as to make contact with the live parts.

In the course of service, guards and other crane parts can wear out or become damaged, and you'll need a spare part as soon as possible. Konecranes provides spare parts for a variety of crane makes, and we can design custom solutions. The Konecranes STORE features spare parts and accessories for many brands, makes and models of cranes and hoists.




*The foregoing OSHA regulations are not intended to be a comprehensive overview of all applicable regulations pertaining to the designated topic. State laws may mandate different safety and maintenance standards. Accordingly, please consult applicable state laws as well as original equipment manufacturer specifications for further guidance. The statements and descriptions contained herein constitute the opinion/recommendation of the seller and are not intended to create any express warranties. 

Related content

Spare part for overhead crane

Parts for all makes

We offer genuine Konecranes spare parts, equivalent parts as well as replacement parts for all other makes and models. We can also provide rebuilding, reverse engineering and performance parts.

Learn more

Konecranes expert and customer discuss inspections

Crane inspections essential to safe, productive operations

A program of regularly-scheduled crane inspections conducted by specially-trained, third-party technical professionals can save companies great expense by verifying compliance with local regulations and highlighting safety and production issues.

Read more

Konecranes technician services bridge crane

Hoist and crane repair

Whether your repairs are emergencies, planned or upgrades, Konecranes will work to get your equipment up and running. Our technicians will work with your operation schedule and time constraints to fulfill your repair needs. 

Learn more

Bridge crane technician services hoist

How to service your crane - the right way

Manufacturers and regulatory agencies make servicing a crane the right way a straightforward matter: Develop and implement a preventive maintenance program that follows the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

Read more