The Importance of Regular Crane Inspections

You rely on your cranes daily to get your jobs done and generate revenue. Research shows that unplanned equipment downtime costs an average of $260,000 an hour.

Inspecting your crane can help you spot problems early on. Here’s a rundown of why regular care inspections are so necessary.

Longer Equipment Life

A regular crane inspection can save you on crane-related costs in the long run. That’s because regular maintenance can help ensure that your crane remains pristine in the years ahead.

When you have your crane inspected and serviced as needed, this equipment will be more reliable when you need it the most. It will also last longer.

A fully operational crane will help you avoid the costly downtime that stems from parts failing and equipment breakdowns. After all, it takes longer to fix a broken crane than to get it inspected yearly.

And when you catch problems early in an inspection, you prevent more significant problems from cropping up later.

Employee Safety

Yet another reason to inspect your cranes regularly is that it helps keep your staff safe.

With a consistently inspected crane, the users of your crane are less likely to suffer job injuries due to malfunctioning equipment. Likewise, you prevent employees working around your cranes from being injured due to equipment failure.

The safer your employees are, the happier they will be, and the more likely they will stay with your company. In addition, fewer work-related injuries translate to lower costs for you.

OSHA Compliance

Finally, conducting regular crane inspections is a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, for various industries, including agriculture and petroleum.

If you neglect crane inspections, you will not comply with OSHA. Unfortunately, this may lead to a higher number of workplace accidents. In addition, it may lead to hefty fines that further chip away at your bottom line.

When OSHA fines you, this can also damage your reputation among your business partners and clients. And if you continue to operate without compliance with OSHA, they may eventually shut down your business.

A yearly inspection is an easy way to keep your cranes operating according to code and stay in business.

How We Can Help with Crane Inspections

With regular crane inspections, you can extend the life of your heavy equipment. In addition, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your workers will be safer. And you can avoid OSHA fines as a result.

Fortunately, at Kor-Pak Corporation, we take pride in offering parts and services for cranes and other industrial equipment, like clutches and brakes. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can keep your cranes running smoothly from one job to the next and for years to come.

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