Below are the applicable codes to doing a rigging inspection.  If your facility has never been inspected it is almost a guarantee that you are not spending a few thousand dollars on an inspection you are saving $1,000,000 by doing it. 

ANSI E1.4-2014 section Installed systems shall be inspected annually or more frequently, as determined by a qualified person, per the manufacturer’s recommendations and local code requirements.

OSHA 1926.1501(a)(6) A thorough, annual inspection of the hoisting machinery shall be made by a competent person, or by a government or private agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. The employer shall maintain a record of the dates and results of inspections for each hoisting machine and piece of equipment.

The International Building Code (IBC) echoes ANSI’s recommendation:
Section 20.9.1 The rigging system shall be inspected annually.
Section The annual rigging inspection shall be performed by a qualified person.

This Pulley (that has been almost cut in half) was holding an entire 40' lighting batten over a TV studio audience.  The studio manager spent 2 years convincing superiors to do an inspection.  Management no longer argues safety expenses.

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