AS 2550.1 PDF

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FAQ Crane Maintenance

If that information is not available, then the inspection frequency and inspection scope shall be based on the requirements specified in AS Crane runways and monorails by Standards Association of Australia. Any increases in duty cycles must be recorded by the owner and an accurate maintenance record is maintained. An interpretation of this is that the company or employer must ensure that they have taken all reasonable steps to make sure that personnel who are performing work on overhead cranes have been adequately trained.

Earthing conductor or other positive earthing means that does not 255.01 earthing through the crane wheels. Wheels- no spalling on the wheel tread, flanges are intact not worn thin and no bending evident requires replacement once bending commences. Should the crane have its duty increased Should the crane be recommissioned or relocated.

Where applicable exemptions from local work cover authorities may be granted to allow deviations from the Australian Standards requirements. While the rated capacity is held by the main hoist. Load testing is a critical tool in ensuring crane safety. Markings include the rated capacity of the beam and a number identifying the beam as per AS Major Inspection or Repair. Cross travel cross beam lower flanges for damage or cracking and connections to end carriages.

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Building maintenance units by Standards Association of Australia. If DWP is not estimated according to this process, then the major inspection interval is to be ae to two-thirds of design life or, if this is unknown, to a maximum of 7 years. Any maintenance program is only effective if appropriate records are kept, and AS Mechanical Hoist rope condition Hoist brakes- condition of pads or shoes, adjustment; ensure adjusted to correct torque setting to suit duty of hoist.

What should a service include? Cranes and hoists are one of the most common items of worksite machinery yet they have the potential to be among the qs dangerous if they are not properly maintained and safety compliant.

SA approved codes of practice The frequency of inspections is subject to variances in the extent of usage of the crane s and engineering judgement. When it comes to completing 10 and 25 year service and inspections, our technicians will first calculate weather a crane is actually due for a major service or if the crane may have an extended life. At Iceage we a the completion of all aspects of the major service stage by only completing what is required for reliability, safety and compliance, while creating an economical outcome.

One of the major areas of change and safety reinforcement focused on by the latest standards relate to consistency and frequency of inspections specified in Standard 255.01 apply the calculations described in AS Assessment for changed operation Necessary where the fundamental usage of the crane is to be or has changed.

Rails- minimal say 3 -5 mm maximum burring of rails heads, rails clips are in place and tight, snug blocks in place.


The most recent Australian Standard outlining the safe use of cranes includes extensive revision of the inspection and 25501. requirements and the addition of a new section that specifies methods to monitor design duty and introduce the concept of design working period. Platform, handrails and gate. Competency is listed in AS What should I inspect?

AS – Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe use – General requirements (FOREIGN STANDARD)

If that information is not available, then the inspection will be based on the duty of the crane and its various components. Test electrical system for voltage drop during simultaneous operation of the main hoist and travel under full load and acceleration. Fire safety and your facility Test travel and traverse motions at full speed to ensure load is controlled.

The safety factor ranges between 1.

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Alternatively, the crane owner can assess what those frequencies should be according to the known maintenance records of the crane.

Includes visual inspection of 25501. components of the crane, functional tests of all motions and lubrication of all moving parts.

Expected DWP for a typical crane structure operating to its capacity. Hooks- rotate freely, no evidence of cutting or wear in bight of hook, no evidence of cracking in the hook body to shank under nut. Time to lift your game This is the default dialog which is useful for displaying information. Major Inspection A very comprehensive inspection that must be carried out: