Crane System FAQ
Here at North East Shoring Corp., Inc., we offer trench boxes, road plates, and crane systems to job sites all across the country. We know just how important construction equipment is on site, so we offer only the top quality brands available. When it comes to making an investment, we know that a good business owner likes to do their due diligence. We are always happy to answer any questions over the phone, but to help streamline the process, here are some frequently asked questions about crane systems. Please note that any legal information is not comprehensive and may be outdated.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY CRANES INSPECTED?
The short answer is yes. OSHA requirements include ‘frequent’, or ‘periodic’ inspections on a regular basis. OSHA’s standards incorporate or reference standards from ASME, NEC, and ANSI among other leading industry organizations. These inspections protect business owners from liability in the event of an accident or equipment failure. It’s imperative these inspections be carried out according to schedule and by a qualified personnel.
HOW OFTEN ARE INSPECTIONS REQUIRED?
OSHA 1910.179 contains two categories of crane system inspections: frequent and periodic.
Frequent inspections need to be performed either daily or monthly depending on the task. Frequent inspections will include checking hooks, hoist chains, wire ropes, and all other functional operating mechanisms every single day, and will generally be performed by the operator.
Periodic Inspections are carried out either monthly, semi annually, or annually, depending on the task. There is a normal service periodic inspection required annually, a heavy service inspection performed semi annually, and a severe service quarterly.
HOW DO I CHOOSE WHICH CRANE WORKS FOR ME?
The answer to this question varies too much to give a direct answer. However, a simple call to one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will connect you with someone who can take all of your required specs and go through all of the crane models that will take care of your needs.
WHAT KINDS OF CRANES DO YOU OFFER?
We partner with Kundel to offer the highest quality selection to our clients. The types of cranes we offer to clients include SnapTrac, KTrac, TTrac, Ergonomic Gib Arms, Steel Gantry Cranes, Aluminum Gantry Cranes, ISTRUT Modular System, Floor Cranes, Ceiling Cranes, and Hybrid Cranes.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TON AND A TONNE?
A ton refers to a metric unit that equals 2000 lbs. A Tonne, on the other hand, refers to a metric unit that equals 1000 kg, or 2200 lbs. One Tonne equals 1.1 ton.
We are always ready to help our customers find the equipment they need here at North East Shoring. If you are interested in investing in a crane system for your job site, we can help you pick the right one. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives is always available on the line to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience.
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