page contents
HomepageImage.jpg
 

Crane Safety Experts

WE GIVE YOUR BUSINESS THE BENEFITS
OF A THIRD-PARTY CRANE INSPECTION

CLICK TO SCHEDULE TODAY

__________________________________________________________________

SAFETY TRAINING, ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PURCHASE CONSULTING HERE

 

DEDICATED CERTIFIED CRANE EXPERTS.

CRANE SAFETY IS OUR PASSION

Our Crane Safety Experts are certified mobile and tower crane surveyors. HESCO is maritime accredited and its inspectors hold all of the credentials necessary for inspection, certification and job-site access (OSHA 10 and TWIC).

Our history

Heavy Equipment Services Company (HESCO) was formed in 1990 by Edward Shapiro. Ed's prior experience with lift equipment came from working, owning and operating a heavy equipment distribution business, Shapiro Equipment. Ed's passion for cranes motivated him to create HESCO, the leading crane inspection company in the Northeast.

Over the last 25 years, HESCO has grown steadily and currently inspects over 1,800 devices per year, which include but are not limited to Mobile Cranes, Derricks, Tower Cranes, Marine Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Suspended Personnel Platforms, and Below the Hook Devices. HESCO's success is attributed to its reputation of expertise, reliability, integrity and service, earning the approval of companies such as Dimeo, Gilbane, Kiewit, Lend-lease, Skanska, Suffolk, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) and Turner.

AFFILIATIONS

Crane Certification Association of America (Since 1992)
President of Crane Certification Association of America (2008-2011)
Member of State of Connecticut Examining Board for Crane Operators
Chair of the Safety Committee for Connecticut Construction Industries Assoc.
Chair Crane Inspection Certification Committee at NCCCO
OSHA Maritime Accreditation
Licensed Crane Operator in Connecticut
Certified Crane Surveyor's Card for Mobile and Tower Cranes from CCAA
Mobile Crane Inspection Certification from NCCCO

 

OUR FOUNDER
ED SHAPIRO

HESCO Founding Crane Inspector and Safety Expert

AFFILIATIONS

Crane Certification Association of America - CCAA
National Commission Certification of Crane Operators - NCCCO

Heavy Equipment Services Company fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

HESCO_CraneSafetyExperts_02.png

WE OFFER A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES FOR YOUR CRANE SAFETY NEEDS

SERVICE AREA

HESCO_Service_Area_Map.png
 

INSPECTION

HESCO provides full-service, professional, third-party inspections at your location or job-site. Our digital document packages speed up processing, so your project doesn’t slow down. HESCO’s Dropbox file system provides your company with easy 24/7 access to all of your inspection documents.  

We offer inspections in the following categories:

Construction
Maritime
General Industry
Suspended Personnel Platforms
Below-the-Hook Devices

BENEFITS OF THIRD PARTY INSPECTION

TRAINING

Our mobile crane safety training course is the best way to keep superintendents, foreman and safety personnel knowledgeable and current with crane safety best practices.

CRANE PURCHASING CONSULTING

Whether you are buying, selling or re-financing, we can provide an accurate value/condition appraisal. HESCO can also assist in finding the right equipment for your needs. We know the values, conditions and locations.

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION & LITIGATION ASSISTANCE

Our legal consultations consist of detailed reports that address why an accident happened and the extent of the damaged incurred. We will also review depositions and photographs from the perspective of an expert witness.

RIGGERS GUIDE

EFFECTIVE DATES
CRANE SAFETY DEVICES

Dec. 16, 1969

Boom Hoist Upper Limit Protection

Oct. 31, 1984

Power down boom hoist (except if the device is a Floating Crane/Derrick or a Land Crane/Derrick on a vessel /Flotation device)

Feb. 28, 1992

Anti-Two-Block Protection - Motion Limiting for Hydraulic Cranes and alarms for Friction Cranes

Dec. 31, 1999

Anti-Two-Block Protection - Articulating Cranes with Winches 

Mar. 23, 2004

Load weighing devices (Derricks and Articulating devices exempt) included: LMI, RCI, LML, RCL

Nov. 8, 2011

Anti-Two-Block Motion Limiting Protection for Lattice Boom Cranes & Derricks
Load Weighing Overload Protection (LMI & IML) for Articulating Cranes
Outrigger/Stabilizer (Horizontal beam extension position) sensor/monitor
Hoist Drum Rotation Indicator if Hoist Drum is not visible from the operator’s station
Safe access and Egress between ground and operators cab, machinery platforms and tower masts
Load weighing device on dedicated pile drivers

 


 SAFETY DEVICES AND
OPERATIONAL AIDS

SAFETY DEVICES

• Crane Level Indicators
• Boom Stops
• Jib Stops
• Foot Pedal Brake Locks
• Hydraulic Outrigger Integral Check Valves
• Rail Clamps on Rail-Mounted Devices
• Horn

 

OPERATIONAL AIDS / CATEGORY 1

• Boom Hoist Limiting Device
• Luffing Jib Limiting Device
• Anti-Two Block Device

 

 

 

OPERATIONAL AIDS / CATEGORY 2

• Boom Angle or Radius Indicator
• Luffing Jib Angle Indicator
• Boom Length Indicator
• Load Weighing and Similar Devices
• Outrigger/Stabilizer Position Sensor/Monitor
• Hoist Drum Rotation Indicator

 

If any safety device listed is not in proper working order, then equipment must be taken out of service until the device is working properly. Alternative measures are not permitted to be used.

 

If any operational aids in category 1 stop working properly, then the operator must safely stop operations until temporary alternative measures are implemented or the device is again working properly. 

Repairs must be completed no later than 7 calendar days. 

Exception: if parts are ordered within 7 calendar days and repairs completed within 7 calendar days of receipt of parts.

 

If any operational aids in category 2 stop working properly, then the operator must safely stop operations until temporary alternative measures are implemented or the device is again working properly. 

Repairs must be completed no later than 30 calendar days. 

Exception: if parts are ordered within 7 calendar days and repairs completed within 7 calendar days of receipt of parts.


Heavy Equipment Services Company Crane Inspection Service
 

OFFICE:
277 Main St.
Niantic, CT 06357

MAILING:
P.O. Box 726
Niantic, CT 06357

P: (860) 739-4446
F: (860) 739-4448

EMAIL: Complete the form below.

 
SCHEDULE OUR SERVICE TODAY! *
SCHEDULE OUR SERVICE TODAY!
Mobile Crane Inspection, On-site safety training, Accident Expert Analysis, or Purchase Consulting
If you aren't a fan of typing, we can talk on the phone
If you aren't a fan of typing, we can talk on the phone