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Need A High Quality Crane Inspection At Your Convenience?

The experienced experts at Cranes Aerial Truck Service are here to make sure your heavy equipment meets all necessary standards

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When Integrity, Honesty, And Experience Matter – Use CATS for your heavy equipment & Crane inspections

It is our mission to help you and your employees work in the safest possible fashion. Therefore, our overarching goal at Cranes Aerial Truck Service is to eliminate injuries, heavy equipment accidents and worse through careful and detailed crane inspections.

Why Choose Cranes Aerial Truck Service?

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  • Inspections to ASME and OSHA standards
  • Recognized by USDOL, OSHA, MSHA
  • CCAA Certified
  • IBCI Certified
  • Voting Committee Member ASME B30 Crane Safety Standards
  • ASME B30 Executive Board Member
  • Voting Committee Member ANSI Z133 Arboriculture Safety
  • Former ANSI Crane Task Group Chairman
  • Convenient On-site Inspections
  • 20 years of experience
  • Thorough, timely, cost-effective
  • Experienced industry experts on your side
  • The real deal & easy to work with
workers on platform lift - just one of the many types of equipment Cranes Aerial Truck Services provides third party inspections for

What Should You Expect From Your 3rd Party Inspection Service?

Your 3rd party inspector is instrumental in enhancing the safety of your workers and your equipment.

You can look at this service as having two important components:

  1. The field inspector
  2. The inspection company

Certainly, both are crucial in your business’s safety culture and liability.

Expect Your Field Inspector To:

  • Be capable of operating most types of equipment
  • Have knowledge of the mechanical workings of the equipment
  • Carry appropriate credentials and training

Expect Your Inspection Company To:

  • Have a secure and easily retrievable storage facility for your completed inspections
  • Include staff members dedicated to the timely performance of your inspections
  • Include a person who has experience in testifying in court cases in the event that there may be an accident
  • Revise their inspection program regularly when OSHA makes safety standard revisions and updates
  • Have applicable credentials and awards
  • Be active with multiple and reputable trade organizations
  • Work closely with the various equipment manufacturers
  • Have a strong working knowledge of all the applicable consensus standards
  • Stand behind you in the event that there is an accident
  • Finally, last but not least, have a strong and reputable working relationship with OSHA

Your field inspector and inspection company must operate ethically.
With CATS, you can trust us to meet these expectations. 

Additionally, You Can Rest Assured Knowing Cranes Aerial Truck Service Always Includes:

  • Updating inspection protocols to stay current with recent industry investigations and trials
  • A founder serving on multiple applicable standards committees
  • Cutting-edge technology for recordkeeping and inspection performance
  • Over 20 years and counting of being in your corner

Our customers refuse to compromise. So why would you?

Cranes Aerial Truck Service’s Heavy Equipment Inspection FAQ

I Have An Articulating Boom Truck (Wallboard Truck). So, Does That Need To Be Inspected By A Licensed Inspector?

Yes. Any form of articulating crane that can lift the weight that a typical wallboard truck can requires an annual inspection by a qualified inspector.

I Have A Forestry Unit. The Dealer Says That There Are No Licensed Inspectors That Test Them. Do I Need To Get It Inspected At All?

Absolutely. Your bucket truck must meet ANSI A92.2 standards for an annual inspection. The inspection must be done by a “qualified person”. That person doesn’t necessarily need to be licensed. The “qualified person” condition, which is outlined by ANSI, concerns many bucket truck owners. We don’t know what a lawyer would do with the qualifications of a qualified person when there doesn’t seem to be an accepted format (license) for one. Therefore, many businesses use licensed crane inspectors for their annual inspections for two reasons:
1. They have a credible license.
2. They offer the benefits of a third party validation.

I Am A Small Business With One 6 Ton Crane. I Don’t Do Large Commercial Work And I Don’t Use The Crane Every Day. Is There Any Exemption For Me?

The standards that were written for cranes by ANSI, ASME and OSHA are very plain about the importance of inspections. Explicitly, whether your company – or your crane – is large or small, there are no exceptions. As a business person, we are sure that your concerns for the safety of yourself and your employees are paramount in any aspect of your work. Undeniably, the crane is historically one of the tools that can be forgotten, safety-wise. It will do its job well – right up until the time it’s ready to unfortunately cause an accident. In our experience, unfortunately most crane accidents were unexpected. Therefore, getting regular inspections is important in order to prevent accidents.

I Just Bought An Insulated Bucket Truck And There Are Holes Drilled Into The Bottom Of The Bucket. The Salesman Told Me That It Was OK. Is It?

No. You can’t have any holes in the bucket. In short, it is an insulator – until it has holes in it!