Inspection Seminars

Structural and Operational Inspection seminars

To support our customers in the safe operation of concrete pumps, SCHWING America is providing seminars for Structural and Operation inspections. These inspections should be carried out in accordance with the inspection intervals listed below.

  • First 5 yr — every 1,000 working hours, or at least once per year, whichever occurs first
  • 5 yr to 10 yr — every 500 working hours, or at least once per year, whichever occurs first
  • 10 yr and older — every 250 working hours, or at least once per year, whichever occurs first

The seminar is designed specifically for persons who will provide structural and operational inspections for the safe operating condition of concrete boom pumps. Training materials are based off SCHWING America Inc.'s standards and procedures.

These seminars include topics which are difficult or impossible to learn on the job. Training incorporates both theoretical and practical instruction using a variety of audio-visual aids, demonstrations/techniques, class discussion, and hands-on exercises.

This training is intended to improve equipment condition and standards in the industry.  Participating students will receive detailed instruction concerning their duties, personal responsibilities, and authority within appropriate legislation.

Students are expected to participate in all course activities, obtain 100% course attendance and a minimum course mark of 75% in order to attain successful completion. 

Please Note:

When you submit your application along with payment, SCHWING America will make your hotel reservation for you. We will automatically reserve a room at our designated location for arriving the Sunday before the seminar and departing on Saturday morning. If you need more nights or are sharing a room with another student, please indicate on application.

In order to attend the class, students must meet the minimum requirements:

Operational Experience

Students must be familiar with and be able to proper set up a placing boom and outriggers.

Good Eye Sight

The Inspection procedure requires the inspector to make visual inspections to determine small defects such as cracks in welding.
Make inspections in very confined areas of the machine which are difficult to access.
Work often by artificial light and use a magnifying glass.

Good Physical Condition

Boom inspections require the physical ability to climb and safely hold on to overhead portions of the machine.
Inspections require the inspector to crawl under the equipment.
Inspections also require the ability to get into very tight quarters to properly inspect critical areas of the machine.
Working in confined spaces requires the ability to remain for extended periods without suffering undue discomfort or claustrophobia.

Manual Dexterity

The boom inspector must have the manual dexterity to handle and use all sorts of small and large tools and various instruments

Proper Equipment (Structural Class Only)

Students must provide their own MT and UT testing equipment.

Signing Up is Simple!

We will process your application and send you a seminar confirmation along with lodging information and maps from the airport to the hotel and SCHWING facility. (NOTE: We will make the hotel reservation for you. All students stay at our designated hotel. Rates per evening are approximately $80.00 plus tax.)

Fly into Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport. Attendees should plan to arrive the Sunday prior to their class and depart the following Saturday. It is the attendees’ responsibility to get to and from the airport. Cab fare from the airport to the hotel is approximately $50.00.

If you have any questions - Please call Zach Wisen 651-202-1480.

Component Identification
Corrosion Inspection/Measurements
Crack Inspection/Testing
Foot Tube Measurements
Guide Lever Inspection
Hydraulic Cylinder Inspection
Magnetic Particle Testing
Pin Inspection
Structural Water Tank Inspection
Ultrasonic Thickness Testing 


Boom Rest Clearance
E-Stops/Safety Devices
Hydraulic Cylinder Leak Down Testing
Maximum Hydraulic Pressures
Outrigger Operation/Function Troubleshooting
Pin Clearance Measurements
Pin Retainment Parts
Gear Lash Measurements
Tipping Clearance Measurements
Slew Limits/Lip Seal Inspection