Aerial Lift Inspections Services
Aerial personnel platforms, scissor lifts, aerial boom lifts, mast climbing work platforms, and swing stage scaffolding. Aerial lifts require specific training in safety, operations, inspections, manufacturer’s requirements, and the Federal regulations regarding each type. It’s always recommended to perform a comprehensive aerial lift inspection before commencing related lifting operations.
Aerial Lift Inspections (OSHA 1926.453 & ANSI A92.2-1969): An Aerial Lift is any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel, including:
- Extendable boom platforms
- Aerial ladders
- Articulating boom platforms
- Vertical Towers
- Any combination of the above
Aerial Lift Inspections
Annual/comprehensive aerial lift inspections are required by OSHA for all aerial equipment. Workers must conduct a pre-use aerial lift inspection to ensure various lift components are safe and functional, including:
- Articulating boom platform
- Aerial ladder
- Extendable boom platform
- Vertical tower
Additionally, workers must keep an eye out for any issues that can hamper an aerial lift’s performance, such as:
- Fluid leaks
- Wheel damage
- Loose, missing or damaged parts
It pays to be cautious regarding OSHA aerial lift inspection requirements so your business can follow OSHA mandates and avoid penalties. You can verify your workers will use safe, effective aerial lifts and reduce their risk of lift accidents due to damaged equipment.
Post-assembly aerial lift inspections are required by OSHA to assure that the assembly of the lift and attachments are done per the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Should the unfortunate event occur when a machine fails structural or from a stability issue despite an aerial lift inspection, our job is to gain control of the site and to stabilize the situation for prevention of secondary incidents which can occur due to damaged structures that still have not completely failed which is quite commonly the case. Once the safety of the situation is under control a thorough follow on investigation takes place through interviews of the parties involved, witness accounts, and an intensive forensic study as to the cause, the why, and what preventative measures can be taken to eliminate similar events.
Equipment not in regular use (OSHA 1926.1412(h))
Equipment that has been idle for three months or more must be inspected by a “qualified person” as defined by OSHA, in accordance with the requirements of a “monthly inspection” before initial use.
Each Crane & Rigging Consultants inspector is a fully qualified inspector; having met thorough performance requirements with documented experience. We’re the right choice when it comes to performing aerial lift inspections.
Crane & Rigging Consultants inspections are professional and reliable. Providing you with a fair, unbiased third-party evaluation.
During the Aerial Lift Inspection, Our Aerial Lift Inspectors Will:
- Review your current records for compliance with state and Federal laws.
- Deliver a comprehensive safety compliance inspection of your equipment using the most up-to-date standards and regulations.
- Perform an operational test and, where necessary, a load test to verify that all safety systems are operational, and the equipment is operating correctly.
- Complete each aerial lift inspection using innovative record-keeping procedures with a reporting system that provides you with detailed inspection information and conforms to Federal Regulations.
- Provide your company with a documentation PDF including all inspection records, wire rope, and hook reports, and certification documents. These records are prepared to allow your staff to perform, and record required monthly aerial lift inspections.
- Present decals and documentation to place on your equipment to verify your compliance.