Crane & Rigging Service
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Tri-State Rigging Equipment is your one stop shop for all local crane, rigging, and fall protection repair, service and inspection. We employ 19 full time service techs who are experts at inspecting and repairing cranes, hoists and rigging equipment. Since we also fabricate and install cranes, our service techs have a wholistic knowledge of how cranes and rigging equipment function together.
Tri-State Rigging Equipment not only provides service and repair for overhead cranes, rigging equipment, and fall protection, but we are also a Master Parts Distributor for all overhead cranes and rigging equipment. We have been in the material handling industry for over 55 years and have gained extensive knowledge on the functionality of overhead cranes, rigging equipment and fall protection. We have also developed valuable relationships with many manufacturers so that we can offer our customers the best service possible. Some of the services we provide are:
- Rigging Inspections
- Rigging Repair
- Rigging Training
- Load Testing
- ASME & OSHA Compliance Inspections
- Crane Inspections
- Crane Maintenance
- Crane Installation
- Crane Repair
- Crane Modernization
- Hoist Repair
- Retractable Repair
Tri-State Rigging Equipment is the premier overhead crane, rigging equipment and fall protection service provider near you. We have a 24-hour emergency service hotline to always keep you up and running. Top tier customer service is what we have built our company on so give our service team a call for any and all questions regarding, crane inspections, crane repair, hoist repair, rigging inspections, and more.
OSHA Overhead Crane Inspections
For overhead cranes you must comply with OSHA 1910.179. OSHA requires that all top running overhead cranes be inspected every month, including the hook, wire rope and chains. These monthly inspections are required to have documentation with a certification record.
Underrunning cranes on the other hand need to be inspected for safety purposes but do not require documentation. Per OSHA and ASME standards all our inspectors are “qualified persons” and have the knowledge and training to properly conduct an OSHA overhead crane inspection.
Since we also fabricate overhead cranes, our 19 crane service techs can look beyond the failed component to identify issues others would miss. They know how the systems are installed, inspected, and fabricated, making them experts at solving both simple, and the most complex crane issues.
OSHA and ASME Rigging Inspections
For rigging equipment there are a variety of different OSHA and ASME standards with which you must be in compliance. These standards include:
- OSHA 1910.184 – Slings
- ASME B30.9 – Slings
- ASME B30.10 – Hooks
- ASME B30.20 – Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
- ASME B30.21 – Lever Hoists
- ASME B30.26 – Rigging Hardware
All rigging equipment must go through three different types of inspections to satisfy OSHA and ASME standards. These inspections are first, an Initial Inspection (prior to first use), second a Frequent Inspection (daily or before use), and third a Periodic Inspection (minimum every 12 months).
There are a lot of reasons it is important to use a third-party rigging inspection service. First, a fresh set of eyes will always help identify potential hazards that workers wouldn’t notice because they see it every day. Second, it allows employers to shift some of the responsibility and liability away from themselves and onto the third-party inspection service provider. Lastly, here at Tri-State Rigging Equipment our rigging inspectors are experts when it comes to OSHA and ASME standards. We can save you time and money by implementing a lifting and rigging compliance program, including reminding you when an inspection deadline is approaching.
It is important to note that the purpose of rigging inspections is not to get you in trouble, but rather to keep you out of trouble. The cost of an accident can quickly get out of control if you do not have the proper rigging and lifting compliance program in place. Lastly and most importantly, rigging inspections are meant to keep you and your coworkers safe.