The purpose of the crane and lifting equipment best practice guide is to increase plant personnel awareness, with respect to the need to ensure that all lifting equipment, cranes, hoists, and auxiliary ropes, wires, and beams are in suitable condition.
The specific objectives will include:
- A comprehensive outline of all crane and lifting equipment laws, standards and best practices relating to the maintenance, testing, and inspection of powerhouse cranes, wire rope hoists and lifting accessories;
- A comprehensive outline and reference guide to all regulatory standards and association guidelines that apply to the condition assessment and maintenance/testing of cranes and lifting equipment;
- A comprehensive approach to conducting condition assessments on the main types of power house overhead cranes, gantry cranes and hoists found in hydro plants, including their design review and confirmation of safe load rating;
- A best practice outline with respect to load lifting and crane use training.