This 1 minute safety training video covers: What are the safety procedures before assembling constructions cranes, who should oversee cranes that need to setup or disassemble, what are the restrictions in setting up cranes, who should be the signal person, how is a construction crane assembled. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 18 minutes full length version.
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 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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Once you’ve determined that it is safe to utilize the crane on site you can move to assembling the crane. Many operators are seriously injured or killed why assembling, dismantling or shortening booms. Therefore it’s important to review manufacturer’s operation manual and follow the instructions. Remember to never walk, work or lean under any section of the boom during its assembling or dismantling. Some moveable cranes are equipped with outriggers. The purpose of outriggers is to improve the stability of the crane. If the crane is equipped with outriggers they should be used on every lift regardless of the weight of the load. Crane operators rely on effective communication with a signal person to operate their equipment safely. On large construction sites, the crane is usually the most expensive piece of equipment. Because the crane operation is often critical, OSHA requires that a signal person be qualified.