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Inspections

Why Should Aerial Devices Be Tested and Inspected?

All aerial devices are designed and built with industry adequate safety systems and factors, however things like in-service accidents, overloads and normal fatigue can cause problems to develop. Combine those factors with the OSHA and ANSI requirements of annual inspections, you can see that a regularly scheduled inspection and testing program makes good business sense. Regular inspection and testing can identify developing problems before they cause injury or downtime. Early identification of defects are less expensive to repair than if they are left to develop into major failures. You can experience significant monetary savings by using an inspector written test reports to have repairs, rebuilds and remounting done.

Inspections include the following equipment:

Telescopic Crane Inspections according to 1910.180 standards industries include telephone, cable, security and overhead crane inspectors would use this type of book. They are generally non – insulated and rarely exceed 35’ feet working height

  • Versalift
  • Altec
  • Lift All
  • Telsta
  • Duralift
  • Telelect

Combination Boom – This boom is similar to the telescopic boom except it incorporates a short articulating lower boom. The short lower boom gives the operator extra height while limiting the extreme side reach that would create a center of gravity problem. These booms rarely exceed 45’ and can usually be mounted on a lighter truck:

  • Elliott
  • Altec
  • Telsta
  • Versalift

Material Handler - Adding a light duty jib crane to the tip of a bucket truck enables the worker to hoist materials up to his work area and can act as an extra set of hands as well.

Typically used in the electrical construction industry for lifting and positioning items like transformers while fastening them to utility poles, the material handler option can be added to articulating, telescopic and combination boom. OSHA 1910.176

  • Altec
  • Telelect
  • Holan
  • Pitman
  • Versalift

Sign Cranes – Used primarily in the sign business, these booms wills sometimes incorporate a light duty crane and also a ladder.

  • Elliott
  • Radocy

Articulated Crane Inspections – Workers generally use these booms in the electrical utility or arborist (tree trimming) trades. They come in both insulated and non-insulated versions.

  • Altec
  • Terex
  • Holan
  • Telelect
  • Reach-All
  • Pitman
  • Lift All
  • High Ranger
  • Versalift
  • Telsta
  • Teco

In addition, ETS Inc inspects Posi Plus, Utem, Production Diggers (Texoma), Diggers of all kinds, Altec Trailers and can perform Diagnostic testing and Trailer wiring.