What are the Four Main Reasons for Audits/Inspections
Friday, October 07, 2011
WHAT ARE THE FOUR MAIN RESONS FOR AUDITS/INSPECTIONS
- What are the existing practices witnessed by the surveyor doing the audit?
- How are the operations of their cranes and their use of rigging?
- What is the last 24 months of accident reports look like?
- Can the operators read their load charts or capacity questions during inspections?
- Are the riggers able to answer questions about sling and shackle capacities when based on tension?
- What’s the status for training of personnel?
- Are there records that substantiate the training for operators, riggers, signalpersons, maintenance personnel and supervisors?
- Have they received training in the responsibilities of the lift director and critical lift planning?
- Do their records contain examples of the training programs used for instruction?
- Was there hands-on training then accompanied the classroom time?
- What’s the condition of the equipment?
- Is there a maintenance program in place, and are there records showing repairs and maintenance for all their cranes?
- Is there a replacement program for their damaged rigging?
- Was there a 3rd party conducting inspections and if so, was it pencil whipped or are they really finding items that have been overlooked during the daily and monthly inspections?
- Is management willing to provide solutions?
- Is management willing to spend time and money to upgrade the equipment needed?
- How do they respond to equipment being tagged "out” with work orders, or do they hide their personnel's findings?
- Is there a budget for all of the equipment (cranes, rigging, hoists) repairs, replacement, and new purchases?
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