Rigging Safety for Cranes
We have all heard the phrase... "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link". When it comes to crane operations, rigging can often be that "weak link". How a load is attached to the crane can make the difference between a successful lift and a devastating accident. R...
We have all heard the phrase... "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link". When it comes to crane operations, rigging can often be that "weak link". How a load is attached to the crane can make the difference between a successful lift and a devastating accident. Rigging-related accidents are more often than not deadly. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. Once a load falls not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker can be injured or killed, and expensive equipment and cargo could be damaged or destroyed... even the crane itself. Our safety training products on "Rigging Safety" point out to employees that over 90% of rigging-related accidents are caused by human error... and that they are the key to preventing these incidents. Topics covered in these products include: Physical and mental preparation, Selecting and using the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE), Equipment inspection, Hazard assessment, Slings and hitches, Hand signals, Load angles, and more.
OSHA's Position On Rigging Safety for Cranes Training
OSHA recognizes the inherent dangers associated with rigging for crane scenarios. In 2012, the construction industry accounted for the largest number of employee fatalities with the private construction sector deaths increasing by 5%! As such, OSHA feels that the only way to combat these rising accident and fatality numbers is through employee awareness and consistent training that goes beyond just the initial new employee orientation. With rigging safety, refresher training can prove just as important as any initial instruction. In this section, we offer the types of comprehensive training materials that can be kept on hand in order to initiate a training seminar at any given point in time. These OSHA-compliant DVD productions focus on topics that include:
- The importance of having qualified riggers and signallers (OSHA 1926.753)
- Mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (OSHA 29 CFR 1926)
- Rigging Equipment Inspections (OSHA 1926.753(c)(1)(i))
- Types of Slings and Hitches
- The correct use of Hand Signals
- Determining correct load angles
- And other rigging topics.
In addition to our exceptional quality DVD video training courses, we also offer other types of training tools that include; CD-ROM Format Interactive training programs, Rigging Safety Booklets and a number of additional training materials that come bundled with many of our video training courses. These training tools will allow you to conduct orientations, refresher and retraining classes at your company’s convenience.
Please look over our high quality Rigging Safety for Cranes Training that will allow you to completely meet your OSHA training objectives without having to look elsewhere! Afterwards, you can select the item(s) that you’ll require and then place your order. We make it easy for you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance.