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How to Work Safely Around Boom Cranes

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What are the different types of cranes, what are the different variables when dealing of boom cranes, how to operate cranes safely, what are the procedures to do before working with cranes, what are the general and operational safety devices, other common general safety devices, what is the function of operational safety devices, how to properly inspect cranes, how to prevent crane problems, how to work safely with the crane hook. 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

Pre-operation inspection first, look at mechanical systems, running rigging, boom, tires and fluids. Wire rope used on cranes, as manufactured and inspected to meet tough safety standards. Wire rope uses individual wires laid in strands, strands are laid over a core either fiber or wire to form rope. Visually inspect the boom for damage or excessive corrosion. If there’s a sign of stress it can caused boom collapsed, this includes cracks or bends on the boom structure, cracks in the peak or an unusual of shape of the boom. Do not use the crane until it passes inspection.