CRANES SAFCRANES SAFETY
YAWAR HASSAN KHAN-ASSISTANT SAFETY OFFICER -ACL
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.
Check all crane controls to insure proper
operation before use.
Inspect wire rope, chains and hook for any
Know the weight of the load that the crane
is to lift.
Ensure that the load does not exceed the
crane’s rated capacity.
Raise the load a few inches to verify balance
and the effectiveness of the brake system
Check all rigging prior to use; do not wrap
hoist ropes or chains around the load
Fully extend outriggers
Do not move a load over workers.
Barricade accessible areas within the
crane’s swing radius.
Watch for overhead electrical distribution
and transmission lines and maintain a safe
working clearance of at least 10 feet from
energized electrical lines