What attributes single out a great crane operator as being above average when it comes to carrying out simple regular HIAB maintenance? Many would say paying careful attention to the little things before they deteriorate into a more serious issue. Carrying out a simple inspection is only as good as the number of items that are checked and minor tasks performed. Below are some actions that may not always be apparent, especially to new operators.
When we get a new phone, tablet or cooker even, we tend to read through the manual to better understand which buttons or knobs do what and how the item operates in general. Yet that is not always the case for a very important piece of equipment – the HIAB. Very often, new operators are trained on the job by more experienced hands, and perhaps handed a copy of the operator’s manual if one is still available. All too often, that’s the extent of familiarisation. There is so much more to be gained by taking the time to read through and study the service manual as well as the operator’s manual.
The home page of our website carries a statement to the effect that every one of our engineers has been certified by ALLMI after being factory trained by HIAB. But what exactly does “certified by ALLMI” mean, and just as importantly, what does it mean for you as a HIAB user availing of the our services?
Somebody asked us the question recently – which is best: corrective or preventative maintenance for my lifting equipment? Let’s look at what both of these entail and then try to answer the gentleman’s question.
Topics: Crane Maintenance