Crane Safety Training Video DVD by Atlantic Training

Crane Safety Training DVD and Video Program
  • SKU: CS122-DVD
  • Copyright: 2010
  • Runtime: 18 mins
  • Producer: Atlantic Training
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  • Digital: Scheduling Form, Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate, Log, Wallet Cards (printable)
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While there are many different types of cranes, they all have the ability to make many jobs much easier by lifting enormous weight. But they also share the potential for disaster when they are not operated safely. Crane-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the heavy loads that are lifted. Once a load or a crane itself falls, not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. OSHA has become so concerned about crane-related accidents that they have recently revised their crane safety regulations… for the first time in almost 40 years! 

Atlantic Training's "Crane Safety" DVD program points out to employees that over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error... and that they are the key to preventing these incidents. Topics covered in these products include:

  • Recent changes in the OSHA crane regulations.
  • Operator certification.
  • Equipment inspection and hazard assessment.
  • Boom, jib and overhead cranes.
  • General and operational safety devices.
  • Crane operations and hand signals.
  • Working around power lines.
  • and more.
  • (2) Training DVDs - (1) in English and (1) in Spanish Closed Captioned DVD with digital trainer tools for each.
  • (1) Year of Updates:  In the event there are any changes made to the products in the course of 1 year from purchase, we will provide you with the updated material ensuring your are always OSHA compliant and have the latest content. 
  • (10) Streaming Accesses - 10 Free accesses to hundreds of training programs. This includes streaming access to the English and Spanish versions of this course, as well as all included downloadable written materials: (Quiz, test, leaders guide and more) from anywhere you have internet access including mobile devices. 
  • (1) Trainer Tools - A comprehensive leader's guide, reproducible scheduling & attendance form, employee quiz, training certificate and training log.

 * DVD Only options only include DVD of choice along with Trainer Tools. 


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Video Highlights

Video Highlights

  • How

    How "human error" causes crane-related accidents.

  • Understanding the scope of crane regulations.

    Understanding the scope of crane regulations.

  • The new restrictions regarding crane proximity to power lines.

    The new restrictions regarding crane proximity to power lines.

  • How most

    How most "human error" crane mistakes are caused.

  • How crane-related accidents can be cause by human emotions.

    How crane-related accidents can be cause by human emotions.

  • How to begin instituting your individual crane safety.

    How to begin instituting your individual crane safety.

  • How to inspect the crane hook.

    How to inspect the crane hook.

  • The three basic types of cranes.

    The three basic types of cranes.

  • Safety precautions related to leveling a boom crane.

    Safety precautions related to leveling a boom crane.

  • Correctly dealing with the weight being lifted by a boom crane.

    Correctly dealing with the weight being lifted by a boom crane.

  • Correctly inspecting a jib crane prior to lifting.

    Correctly inspecting a jib crane prior to lifting.

  • How to check an overhead crane's

    How to check an overhead crane's "end stops" and "bumpers".

  • Knowing the

    Knowing the "General Safety Devices" used with cranes.

  • How to correctly attach a load to a crane hook.

    How to correctly attach a load to a crane hook.

  • How to use hand signals when operating a crane.

    How to use hand signals when operating a crane.

  • How to correctly

    How to correctly "travel" with a crane load.

  • Making sure to

    Making sure to "land" a crane load when the destination is reached.

  • Why safety procedures are important when using cranes.

    Why safety procedures are important when using cranes.

What's in The Box

What's In The Box

  • (1) Training DVD in ENGLISH
  • (1) Training DVD in SPANISH
  • (1) Year of FREE Updates: OSHA Compliance
  • (10) Free accesses to streaming library WAVE
  • Digital: Scheduling Form, Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate, Log, Wallet Cards (printable)

Video Transcript

Today's will raise some questions later some of the answers and lower the boom on accidents.

Crane Safety
We live in liftings everyday, we can handle most objects by ourselves without the use of machines. But sometimes arms strength job isn't enough often it takes more power to get the big jobs done. That's why we used cranes you might find one type of crane wide in your own backyard, hang a rope over a tree limb and you can make the simplest kind of crane, a pulley. But working with industrial cranes requires a lot more knowledge and much more attention than a pulley does.

OSHA Regulations
Because of the hazards associated with working with cranes, OSHA has had Crane's Safety Regulations enforce for sometime. But into a recently, they have been chased for almost 40 years. However, with the crane related accidents in the construction industry increasing rapidly in August of 2010 OSHA updated a number of provisions in the construction portions of the regulations. To be more in tune with todays sophisticated equipment and operating environments. The crane regulations cover a number of areas including; 

  • Ground Conditions
  • Assembly and Disassembly
  • Work Around Power Lines
  • Inspections
  • Signaling
  • Fall Protection
  • Work Area Control
  • Operation Certification
  • Qualifications for "Signal Persons" and Maintenance Personnel
  • Training

While you should be familiar with all of the provisions of the crane regulations that affect you and the people that you work with. Some of the reasons changes in the regulations are particularly noteable. Before crane is positioned or assembled it must be verified that the ground conditions are firm, drained and graded so that the crane can setup safely. Crane assembling, disabling and setup must be overseen by personnel who are competent and qualified. There are new restrictions as to how far a crane must be from power lines when it is being assembled, operating or travelling. Generally, it must be 20 feet away at all times but this can vary depending on the amount of current going through the lines. By November 2014 all crane operators must be certified by an accredited testing organization, a licensed government agency or through a qualified employer program. 

Signal persons must be qualified by either a third party qualified evaluator or their employers own qualified evaluator based on a criteria OSHA has specified in the regulation. A maintenance employees can only operate a crane as they work on it if they're familiar wit the specific type crane functions or they're directly supervise by a qualified or certified crane operator.
There are many types of cranes and the regulations applied in most of them. Although they share similarities, these cranes also have important differences let's take a closer look. 
Types of Cranes
Most industrial cranes falling to three basic categories;
  1. Overhead Cranes - are attached to support platforms or the walls of buildings. These cranes move along bridges to carry their loads, usually in a straight line unlike other cranes they really don't have much range of motion.
  2. Jib Cranes - such as the wall crane had an arm which suspense a hoist rope block and hook and can pivot to position loads. It's important to remember that a jib cranes arm can't be adjusted for angle, it's locked into a horizontal position. But the cranes hoist block maybe able to move along the jib arm.
  3. Boom Cranes - such as truck or tower cranes are the most complicated group. While we don't cover tower cranes in this program much of we're discussing including the OSHA crane regulations applies to them as well. Boom cranes are similar to jib cranes in that they also hoist rope and a hook but of which hang from an arm. However, where a jib arm is locked in a horizontal position a boom arm can be adjusted for angle and length. There are many variables to taken to account when you're dealing with boom cranes. In fact, operators usually requires special training in order to use these cranes. 

Boom cranes, jib cranes and tower cranes are all powerful and complicated machines, so it's important to take the time to get to know them before working with them. 

Getting Started
The first thing that you should do before working with the crane is to locate the standard safety devices that all cranes have. There are two types;
  1. General Safety Devices - are found inside the cranes cab and often include barrel and warning lights. If centers detect the problem the devices will sound off or blink. Other common general safety devices includes horns, warning tags they're use to alert co-workers when the crane is moving or if it's not functioning properly and should not be use.
  2. Operational Safety Devices - such as overloading the caters, emergency stop buttons and limit switchers monitor or control the handling capability of a crane. For example, a limit switch cuts off the power when the crane reaches the end of its range of movement. After locating the safety devices it's important to inspect the crane thoroughly. You can often prevent accidents by finding small problems before they become major malfunctions and cause your cranes to breakdown. Start by checking the cranes fluid levels to see if they're within acceptable limits. Next try out the controls to see if the crane is ready for operation. Also test the breaks to make sure they are functioning properly, then start the crane up. By listening for unusual noises you can often track down leaks or other potentially serious problems. 

While you're inspecting the crane, pays special attention to the hook. Hooks are use to attach the load to the hoist rope. Never use a hook with a broken or bend safety latch on it. The sling could slip off the hook and damage the load. Become a look out for stretched or twisted hook as well. If the hook opening stretched 15% or more from its original size or twisted more than 10 degrees it should be replace. One more thing always check the weight limits on any crane before you use it. Once you've completed a general inspection you need to focus on a particular type of crane that you're working with.

Let's start with the overhead crane, remember this type of crane rides on a bridge or rail. These bridges have in-stops that prevent cranes from running off the rails and bumpers that reduce the impact when crane reaches the end of the line. Since these parts are prone wear and tear, you should make sure that the stops and bumpers are secured before using the crane. When you're working with a jib crane, make sure you know the jib arm range of motion without this knowledge you could get your hands or fingers cut on the equipment. Check the arm for bent support or misalignment as well. This should also be done periodically while you using the crane. You should also check the hoist break. Make sure it can hold and lower the crane's load safely. 
Most boom crane accidents are the result of mistakes made during setup. By using the load chart, making sure the crane is level and knowing the capacity of the sling that you are using, you can prevent a lot of problems. A boom crane is equipped with legs called outriggers which are use to position and level the crane. Start by extending the outriggers and placing them on solid ground. Wood or metal plates are often use to ensure secure footing. After extending the outriggers check the level inside the cab to see if the crane is parallel of the ground. If it isn't and you're trying to make a lift it could cause severe damage to the crane itself. An unbalanced crane cab also tip over and damage equipment or injure a co-worker. So take the time to level the crane with the outriggers.
Another important step to take when setting up a boom crane for a lift is to consult the crane's load chart. The load chart lists the weight capacities for the crane and various boom angles and lengths. You can find the load chart by looking for the copy that is permanently attached to the crane or by asking your supervisor who usually has a copy available. When you're calculating the weight of the load. Remember to include all lifting accessories such as the rigging the block and the hook. Make sure you find the right boom length and angle that need for lifting all of these weight. If you take the time to understand the load chart before you begin, you will be well on your way to a safe lift. 
Once you have setup the crane that you're going to use and are familiar with the way that it works you are ready to rig the load.
Rigging the Load
The first step in rigging a load is to make sure that nothing is in a way of the crane. Clear away boxes, tools or any materials that maybe lying around. Once the area is clear position the crane directly over the loads so that the hoist rope hangs straight down. You must lift the load straight up and down, if you try to lift the load diagonally you could damage the crane. Next attach the load. Be sure to put the sling on the hook correctly. A Hook is designed to support loads at its center so never put the sling on the tip of the hook, if you do the weight could stretch and weaken it. Once you have rigged and attached the load make sure that everyone you're working with understand standard hand signals.

To show that you want to hoist the load, lift your arm point up and move your index making a small horizontal circle. To indicate that you want to lower a load, point your arm downward extend your index finger and move it in a small horizontal circle. To signal that you want to stop the crane, put your arm out to the side face your palm to the ground then move your arm back and forth horizontally. To call for an emergency stop point both of your arms out to the side with palms down and move your arms horizontally. If you're using a boom crane there are two other hand signals that everyone should know. To signal that you want to raise the boom extend your arm out to the side point your thumb up. To show that you want to lower the boom extend your arm out to the side and point your thumb down. Once everyone knows how to use the hand signals you're ready to hoist the load.
Lifting, Moving and Landing
As you begin the lift pay closer attention to the angle of the load, this is the angle between the load and level ground. The best way to lift is with the load parallel to level ground if the angle of the load exceeds 10 degrees the load could fall out of the sling causing damage to equipment or even injuring a co-worker. Once you have a load balanced and have hoisted into the air, you're probably need to travel with it. Be sure to move at lower speeds, this let you see when you are going and at the same time keep an eye on the load.
When travelling it's a good idea to stop periodically to make sure that the load is stable. Be sure to avoid sudden stop and start that could unbalance the load. Always watch where are you going you should never pass a load over someone or let anyone walk underneath it. If the load fell it could seriously injure them. If you have the greatest control of the load when a tag line is used. A tag line is a piece rope that is attached to the hoist lock or the hoist itself. Putting tension on the tag line can move the load smoothly and safely to its new location. When you get the load to its destination or the stopping point be sure to land it. A suspended load is a accident waiting to happen. Someone could walk or drive into the load or it could fall. As you put it down, lower the load slowly, stopping a few inches from the landing point to make sure everything is secure, then lower the rest of the way. Once the load has been landed the sling should e remove and put back where they belong. This will prevent them from snagging on other objects when the crane starts travelling again. You should also raise the hoist block high enough so that no one will hit their head or run into it with another piece of equipment. 
By moving the things that take a lot of power to lift, cranes help make our lives easier but if they aren't use properly they can cause damage, injury even death. So knowing how to lift, move or land a load will not only help us do our job more effectively it will help to keep us safe as well. Let's review;
  • Know the OSHA crane regulations and how they affect you and your co-workers.
  • Familiarize yourself with the specific type of crane that you are using.
  • Always inspect the crane before working with it
  • Make sure that you and your co-workers know proper hand signals
  • Know the weight capacity of the crane before rigging your load
  • Always position the crane directly over the load
  • When lifting check the angle of the load to make sure that is level

Safety can sometime seems like a burden but by learning to use cranes properly that load can be lifted off of our shoulders and we will all be safe, everyday.


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