Many sites involved in mining and heavy industry own and operate a number of cranes and hoists, which are used to assist maintenance operations. Often these cranes are used infrequently, and a result maintenance and inspection of this equipment can be overlooked. However, a breakdown of one of these cranes, especially during critical maintenance operations can lead to lengthy delays and costly losses of production while the crane is repaired or an alternative found. Statutory compliance can also be important from a legal standpoint. As a result, it is important for owners and operators of these cranes to be aware of the maintenance/inspection requirements for this equipment.