Many workplaces use hoisting apparatus, such as mobile cranes, to move materials. Such equipment can protect workers from injuries they could suffer if they moved the materials by hand. But if the cranes 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
Adapt this checklist to meet the requirements of the crane’s manufacturer/supplier and your jurisdiction’s OHS law. Use it to document inspections of mobile cranes. It should be completed by the crane operator and signed off on by a supervisor. Keep the completed checklists so you’ll be able to demonstrate that you regularly inspected your crane in case there’s ever a safety incident involving it.