Cranes safety

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Cranes safety

  1. 1. YAWAR HASSAN KHAN-ASSISTANT SAFETY OFFICER -ACL
  2. 2.  Hazard: Significant and serious injuries may occur if cranes are not inspected before use and if they are not used properly. Often these injuries occur when a worker is struck by an overhead load or caught within the crane’s swing radius. Many crane fatalities occur when the boom of a crane or its load line contact an overhead power line.
  3. 3.  Check all crane controls to insure proper operation before use.
  4. 4.  Inspect wire rope, chains and hook for any damage.
  5. 5.  Know the weight of the load that the crane is to lift.
  6. 6.  Ensure that the load does not exceed the crane’s rated capacity.
  7. 7.  Raise the load a few inches to verify balance and the effectiveness of the brake system
  8. 8.  Check all rigging prior to use; do not wrap hoist ropes or chains around the load
  9. 9.  Fully extend outriggers
  10. 10.  Do not move a load over workers.
  11. 11.  Barricade accessible areas within the crane’s swing radius.
  12. 12.  Watch for overhead electrical distribution and transmission lines and maintain a safe working clearance of at least 10 feet from energized electrical lines

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