Extra Travel Tip-Post Jib Cranes; Questions to Ask
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Do I need to perform any OSHA-required inspections of my new jib crane?
The extra travel tri-post jib allows you to lift heavy material from a cart to the workbench. The hoist, cart and trolley are not included, so if you're looking to buy a tri-post jib, keep in mind that you will need to purchase these items separately.
Some questions to ask your sales rep:
- Will the unit work with an eye manual trolley?
- How much weight are these cranes rated to support?
Many will carry up to 2,000 pounds, so keep in mind the average weight of the equipment or materials you'll need to transport with the jib. Once you have purchased and assembled a jib crane, it is important to keep in mind that OSHA requires a daily inspection of jib crane operating mechanisms for maladjustments and other hazards; as well as a periodic inspection for deformed, cracked or corroded parts, excessive wear and loose bolts or connections. It will be necessary to add these jib crane inspections to your list of other OSHA-required activities.