Crane operators have a regulatory obligation to inspect their assets for any structural issues that can cause workforce accidents and fatalities. Regulations often require preventive maintenance, repairs to address deficiencies, lifetime inspections, general overhauls, engineering evaluations and more.
In order to perform a comprehensive crane inspection, cranes are required to cease work, be retracted and moved to a designated inspection area outside of the worksite. This process is complex, disrupts work for hours and requires the attention of several field workers. A skilled safety inspector then needs to visit the site and inspect each crane for safety hazards such as deformation, cracks, corroded or worn parts, loose bolts or rivets, fraying of cables and more before validating the crane’s compliance according to the standards.
vHive’s drone hive software solution revolutionizes the way mobile cranes are inspected. Using autonomous drones as a quantum leap in inspection technology, vHive’s software enables the collection of high-resolution field data to generate field intelligence in a fraction of the time and cost required by existing inspection processes and technologies.