12 Quick Tips for Safe Crane Lifts
When it comes to crane safety training, understanding proper lifting techniques and best practices is critical.
Below, we’ve provided 12 quick tips for ensuring safe crane lifts:
- Conduct a visual inspection of the equipment
- Conduct a visual inspection of site conditions and potential hazards
- Ensure the stability zone of the equipment
- Ensure stabilizers are fully deployed
- Check the rigging
- Ensure all safety devices are in place
- Ensure all personnel is a safe distance from the equipment, the loads and any other objects within the lift zone and its perimeters
- Ensure loads to be lifted are within the crane’s capacity per the owner’s manual
- Ensure load/lift limits are fully adhered to
- Ensure the crane is as close to the load being lifted as possible
- When performing lifts, keep loads as low to the ground as is reasonably safe
- Secure the load once it has been lifted and properly stow the crane, stabilizers, winches and any other moving parts
Receiving on-going, certified crane safety training is critical for all personnel.
Avoid potential equipment damage, OSHA citations & fines, lawsuits, injury & even fatalities – Make sure your personnel receives proper certified crane training on a regular basis.