OSHA/ASME Overhead Crane Inspections


PCI specializes in the comprehensive inspection of overhead cranes.  Our experienced, highly-trained inspectors are without question the very best in the industry.  Our people pride themselves on their knowledge, skills, professionalism and commitment to client satisfaction.

Our detailed inspections exceed every facet of OSHA/ ANSI crane inspection requirements.  We don’t just “do the minimum” – we believe that our clients deserve a complete picture of their crane’s status, both safety and performance.

Our inspection report presentations and field conferences will give you the information you need to make informed, economical maintenance decisions.

Unlike some of our larger competitors, who require their inspectors to sell maintenance services on every inspection, we are not a maintenance-sales oriented company.  Sure, we can perform any type of crane maintenance, but we will never push you to let us do any of the maintenance work we identify.

We feel that it’s a conflict of interest for an inspection company to have “maintenance quotas” on inspections.  If you want us to fix it, fine.  If not, that’s fine too.

We want long-term relationships with our clients, not short term profits.  We believe that if you treat people right, everything else will fall into place.



This services is also called a “monthly” inspection.  A qualified service technician will perform an inspection pursuant to OSHA 1910.179(j)(1)(ii)(a).  This inspections consists of;

  • Operational inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Records inspection
  • Wire rope inspection
  • Load hook inspection.

This inspection satisfies the OSHA “frequent” inspection requirement.  Many of our clients bring us in for their monthly inspections to ensure crane safety and compliance with the OSHA standard.



This inspection service is compliant with OSHA 1910.179 (j)(1)(ii)(b), the periodic inspection requirement.  Our in-depth inspection actually exceeds OSHA requirements.  Our detailed periodic inspection includes;

  • Operational inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Records inspection
  • Wire rope inspection
  • Load hook inspection
  • Electrical panels
  • Contactors
  • Motor inspection—hoist, trolley, bridge
  • Motor brake inspection/ adjustment
  • Load brake function
  • Limit switch function/ adjustment
  • Bridge and trolley wheel inspection
  • Bridge brake inspection/ adjustment
  • Trolley brake inspection/ adjustment
  • Structural support members
  • Rope drum
  • Fluid levels
  • Lubrication
  • Festooning
  • Electrical conductors
  • Runway rails/ connections
  • Cab controls



This type is service includes everything in the level 2 “Periodic” inspection, but is also includes the following vital services:

  • Internal hoist gearbox examination
  • Internal trolley gearbox examination
  • Internal bridge drive gearbox examination
  • Complete fluid flush and change—Hoist, trolley and bridge
  • Wheel diameter measurements
  • Wheel bearing inspections
  • Hoist motor brake disassembly and inspection
  • Trolley brake disassembly and inspection
  • Bridge brake disassembly and inspection
  • Runway rail survey—parallelism, straightness, elevation

All inspections come complete with a detailed report packet of all components inspected and any safety or maintenance issues identified. We can deliver the reports in any format you choose—paper, electronic, fax.  All reports are maintained on our database forever.  Copies of your reports are always immediately available, and always free of charge.