Crane Inspection Checklist | Wallace Cranes


Read, understand, and comply with all instructions supplied with your crane. Also, pay attention to the equipment used with the crane such as hoists, trolleys, power drives (if applicable). Read, understand, and comply with the requirements of OSHA (Occupational Safety, and Health Administration) 1910.179.

To ensure the safe operation of your Gantry, frequently inspect it for BENT, BROKEN, CORRODED, CRACKED, DAMAGED, or MISSING parts. DO NOT USE GANTRY if it does not meet inspection requirements. Please contact Wallace for replacements for any non-functional components.

Inspection Checklist

Excerpted from ANSI B30.17 – 1980, Chapter 17-2 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance.

Frequent Inspection

    1. Normal service, monthly.
    2. Heavy service, weekly to monthly.
    3. Severe service, daily to weekly.

Periodic Inspection

    1. Normal service, yearly – done in place.
    2. Heavy service, yearly – done in place unless disassembly is indicated (if you
      completely disassemble, you must retest) emphasis WCC.
    3. Severe Service, quarterly – done in place.
    4. Recommended interval as suggested by manufacturer.

Frequent Inspection Checklist

Any deficiencies as listed below shall be examined to determine if they constitute a hazard.

  • All functional operating mechanisms for misadjustment interfering with proper operations.
  • All limit switches should be checked without a load on the hook.
  • Lines, tanks, valves, pumps, and other parts of the pneumatic system for leakage.
  • Hoists as specified in ANSI B30.16-1973

Periodic Inspection Checklist

The crane should be examined to determine if any of the following defects exist. DO NOT USE if any damage is found.

  • Deformed, cracked, or corroded structural members
  • Loose bolts or rivets.
  • Cracked or worn sheaves and drums.
  • Worn, cracked, or distorted parts, such as pins, bearings, wheels, shafts, gears, rollers, locking and clamping devices, bumpers, switch baffles, interlock bolts, and trolley stops.
  • Excessive wear on brake system parts.
  • Excessive wear of chain drive sprockets and excessive chain stretch.

You can download a PDF version of this Inspection Checklist along with Safe Operation Instructions (Form 504) here. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.


Please note this checklist was derived from company proprietary materials and (3) source documents including ANSI B30.17, CMAA Specification #74 Revised 1987, and OSHA 1910.179. As excerpts, the short form Wallace documents are intended to serve as general guidelines and are not to be considered the sole source when performing routine maintenance and inspection tasks.