Under the Regulation respecting Occupational Health and Safety (RSST), every lifting device must be inspected and comply with current standards and manufacturers’ maintenance recommendations.
Under the Regulation respecting Occupational Health and Safety (RSST), every lifting device must be inspected and comply with current standards and manufacturers' maintenance recommendations. Doing so ensures maximum safety and protects workers who handle heavy loads with these devices. It is therefore for legal and safety reasons that inspection is mandatory for this type of equipment.
Our service team considers the inspection and maintenance of your lifting devices to be of the utmost importance. Complete PREMIUM inspection and maintenance plans, detailed electronic inspection reports and follow-ups carried out without delay; everything is put in place by the PREMIUM team in accordance with current standards (CSA, CMAA, ASME, etc...) and BEST PRACTICE to ensure the longevity and long-term productivity of your equipment fleet.
Premium Industrial Group's service team provides complete inspections for your lifting equipment of any brand. All our technicians are certified and have a minimum of 8,000 hours of experience in the field of lifting devices.
Following the inspection, you will receive a complete and detailed electronic report that you can file in your archives.
A closer look at the 3 types of inspections
In accordance with the CSA B167-16 standard, all lifting equipment must be inspected to ensure safety in the workplace. How do you differentiate the different types of inspection for overhead cranes and other lifting equipment? In an effort to properly explain these inspections, here is a summary of each one.
The purpose of this inspection is to check the lifting device before every shift. It also includes a confirmation that the equipment is shut down after that shift. These two verifications must be performed by the operator himself. The objective is to detect any anomaly before use and to ensure that the equipment is safely shut down before the next shift. All this information must be recorded in the daily logbook of the equipment and must be easily accessible to operators and supervisors.
The initial inspection at the beginning of the shift has 2 parts: an off-line inspection of the equipment, which consists of a visual check of all essential components. Once the device is turned on, the operator also needs to perform various tests to ensure that it is working properly.
The shutdown check is performed at the end of the shift. It ensures that the machine is properly turned off before the next shift.
The purpose of this inspection is to "locate defects, operating problems and damage" on the equipment. That is why this inspection must be performed by "a competent" and "qualified person" (CSA B167-16 6.4.1; 6.4.2 1) b)). It must also be done directly on the equipment, rather than from the ground.
Frequent inspection should be performed at frequencies that vary from daily to monthly, depending on the usage category of the equipment. To find out more about the periodic inspection of your equipment, you will need to identify its usage category (A to F) and refer to the CSA B167-16 standard in section 6.4.1.
As part of the frequent inspection, the competent and qualified person will make an audio and visual examination of critical components of the equipment, and record their observations in writing in the equipment maintenance logbook.
The purpose of this inspection is to detect potential defects "to determine if they affect the safe operation of the lifting device. "(CSA B167-16 22.214.171.124). If so, it must be performed by an "Elevating Devices Inspector" (CSA B167-16 126.96.36.199). It must also be done directly on the equipment, rather than from the ground.
The periodic inspection must be carried out according to the usage category of the device, varying from quarterly to annually. To find out more about the interval for the periodic inspection of your equipment, you will need to identify its usage category (A to F) and refer to CSA B167-16 standard in section 188.8.131.52.
As part of the periodic inspection, the inspector will focus on all components of the lifting device, including frequent inspection checks. He will use the manufacturer's instructions as a basis for his examination, or alternatively, a protocol developed by a competent individual. He will write down his observations in the maintenance logbook for this equipment.
Since this equipment involves lifting heavy loads, it must always be in sound condition. It is essential for the safety of the workers. That is why the objective is not only to inspect, but also to repair the equipment so that it can be used safely.
All inspections must be conducted in compliance with the manufacturer's guidelines and the applicable standards. Although the CSA B167-16 standard is the reference in Canada, the company itself may set additional (but no less restrictive) standards by considering certain factors related to its type of industry or workplace.
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