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How to Properly Lift, Move and Lower Crane Loads

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How do cranes lift heavy loads, what is the best way to lift a load, what are the safety precautions when lifting a crane load, what is a tagline, how to properly land a crane load.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

It is the operator’s responsibility to know the capabilities and limitations of the crane you operate. Signs of experienced operator are smooth controlled lifts, only straight vertical lifts should be performed. This reduces stress on the hoist line and avoid necessary swinging of the load. Check the center of gravity before lifting any load. Communication is very important with everyone involved. Signals to the operator can be in accordance to standard hand signals unless voice communication equipment is used. The majority of crane’s accidents are the incorrect slinging procedures, unsafe lifting attachments and overloading under the hook lifting devices. Use controls to slowly and carefully lift the load and set it down in a safe location. The key is not speed but rather doing the job safely.