Third-Party Inspections

Australian Standard 2550.1-2011

The recent release of Australian Standard “2550.1 Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe Use”, has updated the servicing requirements for your equipment. All cranes now require Third-party Inspections every 52 weeks.

Austwide Cranes and Chains can fulfil this requirement for your organisation.

 What does “Third Party Inspection” mean?

“AS 2550.1 Clause 1.4.15 Third-party inspection”, states:

“An inspection carried out by an independent competent person, who is not Involved in the maintenance of the crane. Note: For the purpose of this definition, ‘independent’ means not employed by the same organisation unless that organisation uses a quality process that Confirms independence.”

Austwide Cranes and Chains comprehensive quality process guarantees that the Periodic Third Party inspection is carried out by a qualified and competent service technician who has not been involved with the maintenance of your crane. As proof of compliance you will receive:

  1.  Periodic Third Party Inspection Report.
  2. Certified Copy of your cranes service history detailing the technicians who

have serviced your crane in the last 12 months. Austwide Cranes and Chains can meet all your service requirements.

AS 2550.1 Recommended Minimum Service Requirements

Crane Classifications

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

C6

C7

C8

M1

M2

M3

M4

M5

M6

M7

M8

Operating hours per day

>0.5

>0.5-1

>1-2

>2-4

>4-8

>8-16

>16-20

>20

Routine maintenance service, weeks

12

12

12

12

8

8

4

4

Third party inspections (years)

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

52