Inspections for overhead cranes and hoists

Compliance inspections 

Regularly scheduled crane inspections can save companies great expense by verifying compliance with local regulations and highlighting safety and production issues. 

We offer many types of inspections that are designed to satisfy your local regulatory requirements. And in countries where there are no statutory requirements for compliance inspections or when you need an inspection to simply determine the condition of your equipment, we offer various inspections based on the manufacturer’s recommendations and our industry experience and expertise. 

For countries where crane certification is required, we provide an inspection report that fulfills local statutory requirements. If you have a Konecranes service program you have access to our customer portal yourKONECRANES.com where you can view and download inspection documents at any time.

 

Types of inspections offered by Konecranes

Initial Inspection

Inspects equipment for deficiencies and deviations from manufacturer recommendations and applicable standards that may cause a risk to the safe use of your equipment. Typically required before a new crane is taken into use, or if a crane is taken into use after being out of operation for a long period of time, moved to another location or if there has been a major modification in crane structure or components.

Periodic inspection

Inspects equipment for deficiencies and deviations from manufacturer recommendations and applicable standards that may cause a risk to the safe use of your equipment. Typically an annual inspection.

Frequent inspection

Inspects the safety-critical components of equipment between periodic inspections and planned maintenance visits.

Major inspection

Inspects equipment for deficiencies and deviations from manufacturer recommendations and applicable standards that may cause a risk to the safe use of your equipment. Typically carried out after the first 10 years of service.

Electrical inspection

Visual inspection as well as operational and functional tests of the electrical components of the equipment.

Mechanical inspection

Visual inspection as well as operational and functional tests of the mechanical components of the equipment.

DWP calculation

An estimate of the accumulated duty of a crane and assessment of its remaining life.

Load test

Verifies that equipment is capable of lifting and moving the rated load through all designed motions. The load test has also been designed to meet local statutory requirements for load testing and the frequency of this test should not exceed 12 months. An observer from the Mechanical Engineer Chamber or accredited third party company will attend the Load Test, and if the test is successful, the required certificate will be granted.

Slings and Accessories Inspection

Inspects 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 and is performed by trained and qualified service personnel. The inspection service utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to record load lifting attachment inspection data and a smartphone app to help quickly and reliably identify attachments.

Preventive maintenance inspections  

Preventive maintenance inspections help fulfill local regulatory requirements for maintenance. 

Having an annual compliance inspection does not make you compliant. Regulations in most countries and industry best practices require much more. Regulations often require preventive maintenance, repairs to address deficiencies, lifetime inspections, general overhauls, engineering evaluations and load tests. Konecranes offers both compliance and preventive maintenance inspections and can provide one, or both, depending upon your local requirements. 

Our preventive maintenance inspections are performed by Konecranes trained technicians, utilizing our proprietary MAINMAN maintenance software and procedures.  

In most countries we offer MAINMAN Planned Maintenance to perform visual inspections and maintenance work, such as adjusting and lubricating, with the intent of satisfying manufacturers' maintenance recommendations. 

In the US and Canada, we offer the MAINMAN Assessment to provide an in-depth picture of the condition of your equipment while also fulfilling the requirements of the periodic compliance inspection. 

These MAINMAN products are the foundation of the CARE Preventive/Predictive Maintenance program