Tower cranes can be very hazardous to workers—and pedestrians—especially if they’re not working properly. As a result, the OHS laws of many jurisdictions require employers to make sure that such equipment is regularly inspected to ensure that it’s safe to use. In addition, the OHS laws require employers to keep records of these inspections.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Use this form to document weekly and monthly inspections of key parts of your tower cranes. It should be completed by the tower crane operator and a supervisor. Tailor the form to meet the requirements of your tower crane’s manufacturer/supplier and your jurisdiction’s OHS law. Keep these forms so that you’ll be able to demonstrate that you regularly inspected your company’s tower cranes in case there’s ever a safety incident involving a crane.