Various sites such as construction environments and other production sites require that operators and operations alike are safely equipped and incorporated. Cranes have the functionality to move and direct heavy equipment to significant heights or humanely impossible places.
Although the cranes perform the majority of the industrial and construction work, it is of utmost importance that the operators understand the complexities of operating the crane to its maximum capability.
In order to avoid unfortunate hazards and accidents from occurring, here are 5 tips on how to operate a crane:
- Ensure adequate time is committed to planning
Rushing through tasks and trying to eliminate the appropriate steps will result in careless mistakes. Safety briefings with operators and workers should be practiced before the day begins.
- Measure the perimeters
The distance around the cranes should be reinforced at the safety meetings. It is of utmost importance that a safe working distance of people working on other projects should be kept in mind when lifting the heavy equipment or rubble.
- Know the lifting restrictions and requirements
Before the actual process of the crane is being used, the crane should have specific lifting requirements and restrictions attached to it. This would mean that the efficiency of operations would need to be altered. The limit should not be exceeded.
- Inspect the crane before use
Wear and tear should always be a factor to consider due to the significant amounts of weight lifting the crane endures. Operators should check the cables and booms.
- Different protocols for different operations
A vital aspect to understand in operating a crane is the operational requirements of the individual site. Operators apply different methods of crane safety.
Contact Sky Cranes Africa for more informative tips on how to operate a crane.