The health and well-being of the clients we serve and those who work at TNT Crane & Rigging Canada Inc. is our top priority. We continue to remain open and ready to serve you. In order to protect the health and wellness of our clients in response to COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation closely. We have adopted measures for the safety of our clients and staff. Please read through our policies regarding this situation to learn more.

The health and well-being of the clients we serve and those who work at TNT Crane & Rigging Canada Inc. is our top priority. We continue to remain open and ready to serve you. In order to protect the health and wellness of our clients in response to COVID-19, we are monitoring the situation closely. We have adopted measures for the safety of our clients and staff. Please read through our policies regarding this situation to learn more.

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Crane Operation Safety Tips

Last year, most of the world saw how operator error was one of the primary causes of a crane collapse in Manhattan. The accident killed one and injured others.  Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents happen and in the crane world, when mistakes are made people die. No one wants to hurt or injure innocent by standers that is why crane operation safety tips are so important.

crane operation safety tips

Cranes are critical construction equipment on construction projects. Since they tend to lift heavy things high in the air, and the lifts can be categorized as critical lifts or just standard lifts. Both can cause major injuries if accidents happen. We at TNT Crane want people to go to work and go home at the end of the day.

Sometimes, employees underestimate the danger involved with cranes since they either are ignorant to potential issues or don’t take the necessary precautions. According to OSHA, more than 70% of mobile crane accidents in the United States are preventable if proper operation and safety measures are followed.

Crane Safety Tips

In order to help workers stay safe, below you’ll find several crane operation safety tips by Eagle West Cranes, a well-known crane & rigging company located in British Columbia, Canada, that workers should follow in order to prevent unfortunate incidents.

  • New operators should complete a one-day class on crane operation and rigging and should be trained on the specific equipment they will operate. In addition, they should be closely monitored while operating during the first weeks on the job.
  • Never operate a crane if you have not completed the proper training required by OSHA.
  • Always conduct a pre-operational inspection of the crane before each shift and check the upper limit switch at the start of each shift.
  • Inspect the rigging gear. According to Eagle West Cranes, almost 29% of crane accidents involved load drops, of which 59% were attributed to rigging problems.
  • Be alert. Make sure other workers are at a safe distance from the crane and the materials you are moving. Do not operate a crane if you are not feeling well.
  • Never stand under a load. Load drops and load swings happen all the time in constructions, and you should always be careful.
  • Never operate a crane that has a malfunction. As silly as it may look, a minimal failure may result in a catastrophe.
  • Do not operate a crane on difficult climate conditions. (High winds or icy wet conditions)

safety tips cranesAs responsible operators, workers should make the safety of the people that surround the crane their top priority. We want you to get home to your family tonight, every night. IIAF, ask us about it!