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CRANES & HOISTS
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OSHA 1926.554(6) All overhead hoists in use SHALL
meet the applicable requirements for design,
installation, testing, inspection, maintenance, and
operation as prescribed by the manufacturer.
1910.179(j) IS THE CRITERIA OSHA REQUIRES FOR
CRANE INSPECTIONS AND HOIST INSPECTIONS
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CRANE & HOIST
Why Should I have my overhead lifting equipment
All overhead hoists in use SHALL meet the applicable
requirements for design, installation, testing,
inspection, maintenance, and operation as prescribed
by the manufacturer. OSHA-1926.554(6)
To insure the safety of your employees, minimize
down-time, and secure the peace of mind that all
functions of your overhead material handling
equipment are in full operating order you must
follow OSHA regulation, OSHA-1910.179
How often must inspections be performed?
MET-CON will submit a customized schedule based on
your operation requirement, Frequent or Periodic.
OSHA - 1910-179j
What will be inspected?
Electrification: (main disconnect, grounding,
collectors, festoon, hardware ie.. conduit,
Controls: (proper operation, pendant, push buttons,
warning devices, warning tags, strain relief)
Hoist: (limits, drum
reeving, hook condition, wire rope condition, brake
Trolley: (proper function, brake condition, end stop
condition, limits if applicable)
function, brake condition, end stop condition, load
rating identification, limits if applicable)
Support Structure: (ladders, hand rails. platforms)
Chain Hoists: (chain condition, operation, trolley,
support rail, controls if applicable)
Powered Hoists: (air supply hoses, chain condition,
operation, trolley, support rail)
Who will be performing my inspection?
MET-CON’s qualified service technicians trained to
current industry standards.
When can my overhead equipment be inspected?
MET-CON would prefer to inspect your equipment
during normal business hours so that we can observe
the usage in your daily application environment.
Special arrangements can be made on a tailored
program for after-hour inspection.
When can I expect my inspection results and
copy of the work order and an inspection sheet per
unit for your records will be mailed or faxed to you
upon completion of the reports. About 1 week lead
Will any other work be performed other than the
work outside of the initial OSHA compliance
inspection will be noted on the work-order. Minor
repairs could be completed at the time of
inspection, based on approval only. All other
repairs would be quoted accordingly by Met-Con.
How will I know when it's time for my next scheduled
Met-Con’s Service Department will notify you based
on the maintenance schedule for your equipment one
month prior to when it is due in order to set up an
appointment that will minimize the impact to your
When is load-testing required and is it part of the
OSHA compliance inspection?
load-test is not part of the OSHA compliance
inspection product. A load-test is only required on
new installations, moving of existing equipment or a
load-bearing part repair. OSHA -1910.179k(1)(i)
If necessary Met-Con can provide load-testing upon
request for a nominal fee, a certificate will
accompany any testing done for your records and
shall be on file at your site readily available for
the life of the crane or hoist. OSHA -1910.179k(2)
What other services does MET-CON provide?
Met-Con has an extensive preventive maintenance
inspection product which includes the OSHA compliant
inspection as well as cleaning – adjustments –
lubrications and in depth electro-mechanical checks!
We also can provide emergency repairs, parts &
service. Met-Con is an authorized Warranty Repair
Center for most major brands of overhead cranes, jib
cranes, gantry cranes and hoists.
Met-Con is a crane builder providing in-house custom
steel fabrication in addition to chain and wire rope
hoists, hoist trolleys, bridge end-trucks, crane
electrification components, drives and controls. For
material handling and lifting solutions in the
Southeastern USA, the Caribbean basin and South and
Central America, Met-Con Crane Division is a leading
provider of ergonomic and heavy lift cranes. Met-Con
is a factory authorized distributor for many world
class crane and material handling product lines!