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Inspection Guide For Mobile Cranes

Inspecting a mobile crane is one of the most important safety practices in crane operation. There are a lot of issues that are caught in the pre-operation inspection phase that result in injuries avoided and lives saved. A competent person must begin a visual inspection prior to each shift the equipment will be used, which must be completed before or during that shift. We’ve put together a very brief inspection guide for mobile cranes that can help you conduct better inspections.

Boom

Inspect the boom for damage prior to operating the crane. If it appears to be bent in any spots, postpone using it until the defect is addressed.

Tracks

What makes mobile cranes different from stationary ones is their ability to move, which is made possible by their crawler tracks. Check them for damage prior to getting in the cab. Mobile cranes don’t stop at tracks, they can also be wheel mounted.

Load limit

Pay attention to the crane’s load limit to make sure you’re using the right crane for the job. Lifting a load that is too heavy can result in damaging the crane and potentially injuring coworkers.

Environment

Inspect the environment in which you will be operating the crane. Remove potential obstacles and make sure the ground is suitable for the job you will be doing.

Cab

Once you’re in the cab, check to make sure the operating mechanisms and other controls are working as they should. Without them, lifting and lowering will prove to be difficult and dangerous. The brake system is another important utility to check.

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In addition to checking these facets of the crane and worksite, it’s always a good idea to have a designated inspector as well.

Mobile crane operator training programs are the best way to become a professional at mobile crane inspections and operation. The Heavy Equipment Colleges of America’s mobile crane program is a great way to learn the trade and start your career in heavy equipment operation. Learn more about the program at heavyequipmentcollege.com/programs/mobile-crane-operation.

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CA – San Bernardino:  1955 W. 9th Street | San Bernardino, CA 92411
 
CA – Ft. Irwin:  306 Langford Lake Road | Bld # TR0403 | CA 92310
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Georgia:  581 Sigman Road, Suite 300 | Conyers, GA 30013
 
North Carolina:  1909 Bragg Blvd, Suite 94 | Fayetteville, NC 28303
 
Oklahoma:  6101 W. Reno Avenue, Suite 1000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73127
 
Washington:  4701 McChord Drive SW | Lakewood, WA 98499
(Location is on military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*and VA Education Benefits)

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Heavy Equipment Colleges of America endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.

*The Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP) prepares Soldiers for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training. Soldiers are eligible to participate in an Army CSP up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army and after completion of the mandatory 5-day SFL-TAP workshop. To be considered for an open seat in a CSP you must contact the POC at the installation where you want to attend a CSP and submit your commander authorized/signed participation memo in advance of the start date.

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