Many workplaces use hoisting apparatus, such as articulating boom cranes, to move materials. Such equipment can protect workers from injuries they could suffer if they moved the materials by hand. But if the hoists aren’t properly maintained, they can pose a safety hazard to workers. That’s why the OHS laws usually require employers to make sure that such equipment is regularly inspected to ensure that it’s safe to use.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Use this form to document daily inspections of articulating boom cranes. It should be completed by the crane operator and signed off on by a supervisor. Tailor the form to meet the requirements of the 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 crane in case there’s ever a safety incident involving it.
WorkSafeNB’s Hoisting Apparatus Inspection Guidelines