Crane Servicing Is More Important Than Ever As The Market Booms

A report has revealed that the global bridge crane market looks set to reach multi billion dollars by 2024. The report also covered some of the key players in the crane market, including Konecranes and Morris, which are brands offered at Cranes-UK. This is an excellent time for the crane industry and we are pleased to see the market thriving.

Yet whilst this boom in crane sales is promising, it is important that those investing in cranes have the right knowledge to protect their investment. Servicing cranes is an important part of ownership, and something that people need to be aware of when buying new lifting equipment.

Who is responsible for servicing cranes?

Crane servicing is the responsibility of the owner. If you are hiring a crane for your company to use (as opposed to a contract lift service, where someone else will operate the crane), check the specifics of the hire. Make sure you fully understand your obligations and question anything you are unsure about.

Crane servicing – know your obligations

The main regulations you need to know about here are the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, also known as LOLER. All overhead cranes, gantry cranes, wire rope hoists and electric chain hoists that are used in the UK must comply with LOLER. This means that all lifting equipment must be ‘thoroughly examined’ on a regular basis, with the exact time period depending on the type of lifting equipment in question.

LOLER recommends that:

• Gantry cranes, overhead cranes, wire rope hoists and chain hoists are examined at least annually

• This should be increased to every 6 months if usage is high

Building a crane servicing plan to suit you

We offer flexible crane servicing plans to suit you, your business and your lifting equipment. Ask us about crane servicing and see how we can help you. Call 01384 441 235, email info@cranes-uk.com or contact us online.

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  • Operator Training