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Crane Basic Rigging and Hoisting Fundamentals

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to rig a crane’s load effectively, what is the general purpose of a hoist rope, how to properly hook a load, what are the standard hand signals for crane operation, what are the two general hand signals a worker should know.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 18 minutes full length version.

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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 cumbersome and heavy loads that are lifted. 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. OSHA has been so concerned about crane safety that they have recently revised their crane safety regulations… for the first time in almost 40 years!

Atlantic Training’s Crane Safety in Construction Environments Training DVD program remind employees that over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error... and that they are the key to preventing these incidents.

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Video Transcript

Hoist is a mechanism use to raise or lower the load. Stop the hoist before the load block is pulled into the hoist drum. The proper selection and use of rigging is equally important to the proper operation of the crane for safely lifting the load. The type of rigging use is determine by object being lifted and its weight. Check the load tag on the rigging to be sure with the capacity of the lift. All rigging should be inspected before use, look for signs of wear, tear and other defects that could affect the capacity. An unbalanced load can create a greater force on the sling than the actual weight of the load itself. Do not apply the load on the tip of the hook, this will result in spreading the hook opening and could cause the load to slip. Make sure all lifting devices are seated on the center of the hook. Keep all parts of your body away from load being raised or lowered.