Inspection Criteria

Our inspections are carried out in strict accordance with OH and Safety act, CSA, Canadian Electrical code and ISO. Regulations and guidelines for the maintenance, service, repairs and manufacture of overhead cranes, hoists, general lifting equipment and lifting tackle.

Inspection Personal Qualifications

Our maintenance personal whether as a combined crew or working individually all exceed the 8,000hrs of experience required repairing cranes and the 10,000 hrs of experience required to carry out inspections as per CSA and ISO regulations.
Our Maintenance personnel and service technicians are knowledgeable, experienced, and trained in all aspects of crane operation.
Our electricians and welders are qualified trades men and registered in their respective fields. All training certificates and or trade test certificates are available on request.

Components and Systems inspected to determine whether they can effect the safe operation of the lifting equipment.

The structure and crane is visibly inspected for deformed, cracked, or corroded members.
The structure and crane is inspected for loose or missing bolts and cracked welds.
The crane is inspected for worn, corroded, cracked, or distorted parts, exposed or open bearings, bushings, shafting, couplings, gears, bumpers, trolley stops and drop stops.
All brakes are striped and checked for glazing, scoring, warping, contamination, or wear of the electrical and mechanical parts. Brakes are de-glazed and readjusted according to manufacturer’s specifications.
The bottom block is inspected for visible damage to hook, retaining nuts and safety latches as well as any deformation of the components which are not in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Electrical contacts are inspected for evidence of pitting or deterioration.
The controls are inspected for interference with the free operation of buttons and or joysticks.
The electrical cables are inspected for damaged insulation.
Isolators and lockouts are inspected for compliance
All electrical terminals are checked and tightened
Limit switches are inspected for inadequate performance and reliability
Trolley and bridge wheel assemblies are inspected for wear and or damage.
The load brake is inspected and tested for malfunction and controlled lowering.
Wire ropes, load chains, end clamps or rope clips are inspected for wear, cracks, or corrosion
Ropes are inspected for correct reeving in compliance with crane manufacturers specifications
The cranes safeguards and shields (were applicable) are inspected and the legibility of critical marks and labels (e.g., warning signs, rated load labels) are inspected for legibility.
Customer’s maintenance/inspection books are signed off by the Service Technician on site.
•    An Immediate Attention form is provided to the customer’s responsible person as soon as an imminent safety issue arises during the inspection of the crane, this form will detail the problem found as well as the repair required to make the crane safe for use.
    Work Order forms for each crane an inspection is carried out on are presented to the customer for signature and approval on completion of the canes inspection; any minor concerns found on the crane are presented to the customer at this time by the Crane Service Technician.
•    Official Inspection Reports are issued to the customer after the inspection of the crane is carried out and the work order has been approved by the customer.

Documents kept on file at INDOC

In addition to the documents supplied to the customer, INDOC keeps and maintains a database of the components and parts of the cranes we have inspected which is made up of, e.g.: serial numbers, make and size of contactors, make and size of motors, gearboxes, hoists, wire ropes, electrical cables etc for ease of reference for our customers in the event of a brake downs or spare parts required. As well as a database of all Inspection due dates.