Crane Safety Guidance

Below is a quick guide to common safety issues and protocols. For more, download the PDF.

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This free download covers handling of Inadvertent Electrical Contact, Falling Materials, and Overload Safety as well as a video example illustrating the dangers and proper safety procedures if inadvertent electrical contact should happen:
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Inadvertent Electrical Contact

Usually, the person who is electrocuted is touching the crane when it comes into contact with the power line but the danger is not just limited to the operator. Annually, nearly 200 people die from power line contact and about three times as many are seriously injured. Most

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Overload

When a crane is overloaded, it is subject to structural stresses that may cause irreversible damage. Swinging or sudden dropping of the load, using defective components, hoisting a load beyond capacity, dragging a load and side-loading a boom can all cause overloading.

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Falling Materials

Statistics show that nearly 20 people died in 2012 as a result of accidents with overhead hoists. One way to reduce the risk of falling materials is to perform regular maintenance of hoists. Load testing maintenance ensures that the equipment remains in good working order and
that all operations run smoothly.

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