Mandatory Hoist Inspections

For the safe operation of hoists, ANSI and manufacturers require all hoists to undergo BOTH of the prescribe inspection types, (namely the Frequent and Periodic Inspections) on separate cycles determined by the degree of hoist usage.


The Frequent Inspection (5-pt Inspection):
This is a cursory 5-point inspection to be conducted by a competent person on a more ‘frequent’ cycle than the more in-depth Periodic Inspection.  This inspection cycle is typically monthly for normal hoist usage.

The Periodic Inspection (16-pt Inspection):
This is an in-depth inspection, conducted periodically by a qualified person, which includes the 5-point Frequent Inspection with additional 11 inspection items.  The inspection cycle is typically yearly for hoists experiencing normal usage.

ANSI Inspection Cycles:

ANSI and most manufacturers prescribes separate cycles for both inspection types defined by days of usage per year.  The ANSI usage categories are defined as :  Severe, Normal, Stand By, Rental, and Out-of-Service.

Use our simple form below to determine your Inspection Cycles, and once you have determined your cycles, please check out the inspection packages through our pricing table.   Contact us if you need help with your inspections or have any questions.

As per ANSI guidelines our inspections include any additional recommendations describe by manufacturers.