Hoist Pre-Operational Safety Inspection

The Difference Between Frequent and Periodic Hoist Inspections

There are two classes of hoist inspections: Frequent Inspections and Periodic Inspections.

Frequent Hoist Inspections

Frequent Hoist Inspections are what we refer to as Pre-Operational Inspections. These are the inspections we do between the Periodic Inspections. You do not need to maintain records of these inspections. We recommend that Frequent or Pre-Operational Inspections are conducted at the start of every shift to ensure the hoist is in safe working order. Frequent inspections allow you to determine if anything is wrong with the hoist before lifting a load.

Periodic Hoist Inspections

Periodic Inspections are thorough, detailed inspections that may require complete disassembly of the hoist. These inspections are conducted based on the hoist service (how often the hoist is used) as well as in which environment they are used. You must have a documented history of hoist inspection. Periodic inspections are required by OSHA, ASME and the manufacturers. Periodic inspections are written, documented inspections that you are required to keep on file to ensure your equipment is safe to use.

Building Energy Management

My last post in this series on the emergence of building energy management systems (BEMS) looked at the digital hub – arguably the essential component in a smarter building.Such buildings make it possible to have better and more seamless automatic adjustment of temperature, ventilation, and lighting, which studies show leads to occupants that are 27% happier while providing building owners with as much as a 25% reduction in operating costs. This isn’t surprising. A BEMS, as the Navigant Research Leaderboard Report “Building Energy Management Systems” states, is “the keystone technology for the intelligent building. This category of software is the vehicle that can translate the increasing array of facility data into actionable information”. The actionable data is growing rapidly due to the arrival of the IoT – the Internet of Things or, as some call it, the Internet of Everything. Whatever it’s called, this means that machines are talking to each other. Consider this: if everyone on Earth were connected the Internet population would total about 7.3 billion. But, the number of installed devices in the IoT is already twice that figure and is projected to top 75 billion – 10 times the Earth’s inhabitants – within 10 years. Some of those devices will be sensors that provide information on temperature, CO2 levels, or other bits of data that can be used for building management through the right combination of analytics and control.

Learning Across Industries

To that end, we’ve gathered five vertical specific blogs that might help boost best practices and bring new ideas to your facility. After the Storm: New Approaches to Managing Financial Services Data Centers The market forces and series of cascading system failures of the 2008 financial crisis created a perfect storm in the financial services industry. Now, a decade after the storm, banks and other financial institutions are still trying to wade through the aftermath. New challenges that have arisen as a consequence call for new approaches to managing data centers. How Weill Cornell Medicine Supports Mission Critical Data Centers When you are among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the United States, your mission is critical and so are your data centers. You need to rely on the latest technology for consistent uptime and to protect and process critical data.