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How to Properly Set Up Boom Cranes

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the steps in setting up boom cranes, what is crane’s load chart, what is the use of outriggers, how to properly set up crane’s outriggers, why cranes must be balanced or leveled, how to properly calculate the weight of a 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

One of the most important part of pre-operation set up happens before the crane is even assembled or on site. Before you set up, you must take into consideration the intended site. Tour the site with the lift director or site supervisor and plan appropriately by answering the following questions; Is access to the site adequately prepared? Does the crane have to between building or maneuver around equipment to reach the site? Is there room to erect or extend the boom? Will the operating location far enough away from any areas susceptible to collapse? Keep in mind that the cranes must be located on solid stable ground. One of the most important safety system is the load chart. Load charts are matched to individual cranes based on manufacturer’s test. OSHA requires, that a clearly printed load chart be posted in the cab, if you cannot see or read the load chart or the load chart does not matched the crane do not use it, report this to your company safety officer immediately.