In some cases, your company may be about to outsource some of the maintenance steps for your overhead cranes, but keep in mind that this depends on many factors and for the most part, the daily maintenance requirements and inspections for your overhead cranes should be performed by your employees. It makes sense to hire a crane company or a maintenance company to come in on a semi-regular basis to examine your cranes in more detail for structural problems, as your employees may not have the equipment or the knowledge of overhead cranes to be able to do this, and you may be able to catch major problems as they occur.
The periodic inspection of your cranes may be outsourced
In many cases, you can outsource the inspection steps that need to occur on a periodic basis rather than a daily basis. To know which of the maintenance steps that you can outsource to another company, you need to consult with your crane manufacturer. There are important daily and weekly maintenance steps that you must be equipped to handle on your own, but the deeper and more detailed inspections of your overhead cranes that look for any potential flaw or wear and tear can be performed by another company. The cost to hire a company for inspection is not as high as the cost of missing out on a crucial error that can led to crane downtime and potential injury to your workers.
Preventative inspections catch problems before they occur
One of the biggest benefits to hiring another company for your periodic crane inspections is the fact that they will often catch problems with your crane before they become serious. This can involve updating your safety systems, ensuring that your cranes are working in compliance with safety standards, performing routine maintenance properly, and keeping your equipment running throughout the year. Catching an issue with your overhead cranes that you may not have been able to find on your own with your current equipment and maintenance procedures can end up saving you thousands of dollars on a costly repair, and may avoid a disaster in the future.
Consider outsourcing maintenance if you don’t have the time or the training
When you don’t have the time for periodic maintenance of your cranes, you should strongly consider outsourcing it to a third party service so that the important step of crane maintenance is performed. You should never neglect your periodic crane inspections, and if you do so you run a major risk of a safety problem. There are dozens of things that can go wrong with your overhead cranes, and if you don’t take the steps to prevent them with regular maintenance it can be a major liability for your facility. The cost to outsource maintenance is quite low compared to the potential cost of a lawsuit or regulatory issue, and the job will always be done the right way as long as you hire the right company. For more information about outsourcing the maintenance of your cranes, contact Canadian Custom Electrical.