Crane safety guidelines help protect employees from numerous hazards which include electrical hazards, materials falling, crane overloading, Crane pinch points, and dropped loads. Below are safety tips for Crane use:
1. It’s important not to use Cranes within 10 feet of an electrical power supply or power line.
2. If you’re to work with these machines close to transmitter towers, then the upper rotating structure of the crane as well as any handled material needs to be electrically grounded.
3. At all times during operation, the crane operator must be able to ascertain the angle and length of the boom — the long, telescopic or fixed arm of the crane that is used to move objects.
4. The crane operator needs to be aware of illustrated hand signs, operating speed, and the load carrying capacity of the crane.
5. The Cranes have to be inspected daily before use to avoid mechanical problems during operation and replace damaged or worn-out parts immediately they are detected.
6. All accessible routes and areas around the range of operation of the crane should be blocked.
7. To prevent the load from spinning uncontrollably when lifted or lowered, ensure to use tag lines.
8. All employees working on or around the crane should be well protected with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
9. Using crane safety signs is also important to let people know that a crane is in use in the designated area.