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Services provided as per AS 2550.1 – 2011

Periodic third-party inspections 7.3.4

Each crane shall undergo a periodic third-party inspection, to provide independent advice on whether the level of maintenance and repairs are in accordance with this Standard.

The frequency of periodic third-party inspection shall be based on the working environment, and the frequency and severity of the use of the crane.


NOTE: The periods specified in Table F1 of the Appendix F should not be exceeded.


The inspection shall include all items specified in the instructions written in accordance with this Standard. It will also include all items specified by the manufacturer for annual inspection together, with all routine inspection and maintenance items (see Clause 7.3.3).

As part of this inspection, the maintenance records of the crane shall be reviewed prior to the inspection. After the inspection, a report on the current condition of the crane shall be compiled.


NOTE: The usage should be verified for consistency with the design classification.


Particular attention should be given to the following:

  • Past state of loading and utilization, as compared to the crane classifications.

  • Future intended state of loading and utilization as required by the user of the crane.

The inspection shall include checking electrical, mechanical, and structural components for safe condition and function. Opening of cover plates and removal of guards, shall be considered necessary by the inspector due to the existing condition. Particular attention shall be paid to any component with a recent or existing history of repeated failures.

The inspection shall ensure that the requirements of Clauses 7.3.2, 7.3.3 and 7.3.5 have been completed.

A copy of the Standard will be referenced whilst undertaking the inspection.

At SOCS we have the experience and level of competency to perform this service.

Take a look at 10/25 Year Major Overhauls.

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