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Crane Pre-Use Inspection Checklist

Ensure your cranes are in good condition with this pre-use inspection checklist to protect your crane operators and the public.

Crane pre-use inspections are required to ensure that the crane is in its perfect condition and operating optimally. Operators or site managers need to complete this checklist before each crane shift to ensure the safety of the crane operator, other workers on the site, and the public.

This page will discuss:

  • Crane pre-use inspection checklist requirements
  • The purpose of the crane pre-use inspection checklist
  • Benefits of using a crane pre-use inspection checklist app

What are the requirements of a crane pre-use inspection checklist?

According to federal and state regulatory authorities, crane pre-use inspections should follow the ISO standards, particularly ISO 9927-1 and ISO 4309. This checklist covers all the crucial aspects of maintenance, enabling the operators to determine the crane’s condition before use. It covers the critical components related to user and workplace safety, as the crane manufacturers and/or professional engineers or company provides.

Who conducts crane pre-use inspections?

Crane operators, workplace managers, and companies can use a crane pre-use inspection checklist before every crane operation to ensure all its components are correctly working. The checklist comprehensively outlines the crane components before starting the crane operation. It helps identify any defects, damage, wear and tear, and any other problems in the crane to ensure user and workplace environment safety.

Why use a crane pre-use inspection checklist app?

A crane pre-use inspection checklist app facilitates and speeds up crane pre-use inspections before starting crane operations of any sort of mobile cranes. It gives a comprehensive list covering all the significant functions and elements, including reeving, engine fluid, swing brake, hoist control, etc. It helps identify any hazards to the safety of crane operators or workplaces, such as cracks, excessive wear and tear, leakage, inflation, etc.

Using a crane pre-use inspection checklist app allows users to conduct thorough and frequent inspections in less time using their mobile device. Users can identify any defects by taking pictures or visuals of damage or wear for the record through a fully customizable app and ensure a timely response when action is required.

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Jim Metz - speeds things up, adhering to safety sop

Jim Metz

Vice President of Safety
FM Sylvan
Fulcrum speeds things up. It was almost instantaneous. It allows accountability for people running the job to see what their guys are doing to make sure they’re adhering to safety policies.
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Aaron Vanover - catch more issues

Aaron Vanover

Manager of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Halton Company
Using Fulcrum, Halton Company’s quality control team provides richer, better documented support, enabling them to catch more issues.
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Daniel Stepner - easy to use, customer service

Daniel Stepner

Senior Consultant
I have used many programs for field asset inspections. Fulcrum has been the easiest to set up, use in the field, and update. The service provided by the Fulcrum team has been top-rate.
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James Watts - safety once you close the loop from action to insight

James Watts

Director of Health and Safety
Snavely Forest Products and Weekes Forest Products
Fulcrum helps us improve processes and make our work environment safer by streamlining inspections, surfacing inspection-related insights, and managing follow-up actions. Once you close the loop from action to insight to further action, the possibilities are limitless.
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Gavin Kelley - training period short, same data whether junior/senior collector

Gavin Kelley

Senior Software Developer
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It is so easy to use that our training period is greatly shortened. Data quality is very important to us so it can’t be overly complicated. We still get the same data quality regardless if it is a junior or senior data collector.
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