How to Prepare for Your Rigging Inspection

Rigging inspections are a critical component of maintaining a safe and compliant work site. As a rigging professional, thorough preparation for these evaluations is key to ensuring that your equipment is up to industry standards and ready for operation. Here’s a guide on how to effectively prepare for your rigging inspection.

Build Readiness Into Your Operations

Consistent upkeep of rigging equipment is essential for positive rigging inspections. Keep a schedule for regular maintenance checks and services, ensuring that all components are in good working order. This proactive approach can prevent many issues that might arise during an inspection.

Make sure to clean your equipment before the inspection, and prepare any questions and concerns.  While most issues can be identified during an inspection, it’s up to you to inquire about past problems or concerns you have for the future.

Get Your Documentation In Order

Gather and review all necessary documentation related to your rigging equipment. This includes manuals, maintenance records and previous inspection reports. Ensure that all documents are up-to-date and readily available for the inspector.

Also familiarize yourself with the relevant local, state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards like those from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) or ANSI (American National Standards Institute). Knowing the requirements sets the foundation for a successful inspection.

All rigging equipment should have legible labels indicating capacity, manufacturer and any other pertinent information required by regulations. Confirm that these labels are intact and clearly visible.

Alert Your Crew

Inform your team about the upcoming inspection and involve them in the preparation process. Their daily hands-on experience with the equipment can provide valuable insights into potential issues that need addressing. Designate a point person to interact with the inspector, ensure that the area is accessible, and set aside time for the inspection so that it can be conducted without haste.

Review Safety Protocol (Yes, Even With Inspectors)

Rigging inspectors know the requirements of ASME, OSHA and the Department of Labor and Manufacturers backwards and forwards, but they aren’t going to be familiar with your job site specifically. Prioritize safety and ensure that they have all the information they need.

Even if it’s just for a few minutes before the inspection, take time to explain to your inspector what’s going on at the job site. If there are environmental risks or issues with the public or surrounding neighborhood, let them know about those, too. 

Keep Your Operations Running Smoothly With Paducah Rigging

At Paducah Rigging, we’re in the business of keeping your work site safe, compliant and running smoothly. For more information about inspection services and our high-quality rigging equipment, look no further.

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