Crane Safety

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Moving large, heavy loads is required in manufacturing and construction industries.  Remember these safety tips when working with or around cranes:

    • Cranes are to be operated only by certified personnel
    • All crane controls need to be checked by trained personnel before use to ensure proper operation
    • Be sure the crane is on a stable and level surface
    • During assembly/disassembly, do not unlock or remove pins unless sections are blocked and secured
    • Fully extend outriggers and barricade accessible areas within the crane’s swing radius
    • Watch for overhead electric power lines and maintain a 10 foot clearance from the power lines
    • Inspect all rigging equipment prior to use
    • Use the correct load chart for the crane’s configuration and setup
    • Do not exceed the load chart capacity when making lifts
    • Always raise the load a few inches, hold, verify weight limit and balance, and test brake system before delivering load
    • Never move loads above workers
    • Be sure to follow signals and manufacturer instructions while operating crane
    • If you have any questions regarding crane safety, reference your company’s crane safety policy

KEMI does not assume liability for the content of information contained herein. Safety and health remain your responsibility. This information is to be used for informational purposes only and not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for proper training, supervision or manufacturers’ instructions/recommendations. KEMI, by publication of this information, does not assume liability for damage or injury arising from reliance upon it. Compliance with this information is not a guarantee or warranty that you will be in conformity with any laws or regulations nor does it ensure the absolute safety of any person, place or object, including, but not limited to, you, your occupation, employees, customers or place of business.