Forklift Operator Certification Series
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Crane-related accidents are often serious, due to the cumbersome and heavy loads that are lifted. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and disaster could strike. Once a load falls not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to safely move out of the way. A coworker could be injured, or expensive equipment could be damaged or destroyed... including the crane itself. OSHA has been so concerned about crane safety that they revised their crane safety r
To help employees understand rigging safety, this program is designed to present basic information about rigging. Topics include the latest OSHA crane and rigging regulations, use of hand signals, equipment inspection, sling and hitch selection, sling angles, lifting loads safely, moving and landing loads and protective gear and clothing.
Cranes were invented by the Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. Today, there are a wide variety of cranes found on construction sites and in industrial facilities. Communication between the crane operator and the crane signal person is an integral part of moving material and equipment. Knowing crane limitations and communicating clearly with the operator will help keep this valuable equipment operating safely, while protecting the safety of the operator and your co-workers on the ground.
The graphic program shows when and how crane inspections and pre-operational checkouts are performed, how to determine the weight of a load and load capacity of a crane and how to inspect and safely use slings. Other topics include lifting and moving loads safely, use of hand signals when operating cab-controlled cranes and safe work procedures for crane repair.
Cranes and lifting devices are powerful, rugged machines that are critical to many industrial and construction operations. Just as crucial to these processes is the crane operator, because an improperly rigged or hoisted load can have monumental and often deadly consequences. Crane operators must be committed to moving loads in a safe, controlled manner in order to avoid injuries and property damage.
The purpose of this program is to illustrate the basics of crane safety, because with an overhead crane, safety is in your hands. Topics include training and terminology, pre-operation inspection, proper rigging and lifting, moving and placing loads safely.
We have all heard the phrase, "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." When it comes to crane operations, Rigging can often be that weak link. How a load is attached to a crane can make the difference between a successful lift and an unfortunate accident. OSHA has become so concerned about crane and rigging accidents that they revised their crane and rigging safety regulations to be even more stringent.
This program reviews the safety rules, precautions and safe operating practices common to all cranes in order to help crane operators work safely with the specific cranes they operate. Topics include becoming qualified to operate a crane, pre-operational inspection, inspection of slings & chains, rigging the load, horizontal sling angles, checking for hazards prior to operation, lifting & transporting the load and use of hand signals & tag lines.
Crane-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the cumbersome and heavy loads that are lifted. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. 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. It is estimated that over 90 percent of crane-related accidents are caused by human error. So it is very important for employees to learn how to make crane operations as safe as possible.