Crane Training Operators for Safety and Why It’s So Critical
Technological developments have significantly improved crane operator safety; however, there is still room for human error. In fact, approximately 90% of crane accidents occur because of human error.
Although, the most serious outcomes of improper crane safety are injuries and fatalities, there are other consequences as well, including:
- Productivity Loss
- OSHA fines
- Higher Insurance Rates
- Property Damage
Crane safety training helps operators and other personnel protect themselves and others.
With proper crane training, operators should be able to understand, practice and utilize proper safety techniques and equipment handling, as well as be familiar with OSHA 1910.179 regulations. Operators should also be informed on risk prevention.
To mitigate the risks involved in crane operation, operators should be able to:
- Read and use safety hand signals
- Recognize and avoid potential hazards
- Perform accurate load spotting
- Control load swing
- Perform precision lifts
- Understand and utilize rigging safety
Staying current on crane safety training is critical to the health and safety of your business and your staff. Make sure you, your crane operators, crane inspectors and crane maintenance personnel are up to date on crane safety training.
Konecranes Crane Training Institute offers a wide variety of crane training courses throughout the U.S. We also offer on-site crane training for your convenience.