Crane Safety: What You Need to Know
Operating cranes can be a dangerous job, but thankfully, there are many well-thought-out safety protocols we can all follow that will help make operating cranes much safer. When you hire us here at KMJ Transportation for crane service, you can guarantee that we will always practice the highest level of safety when getting the job done. Here’s what you need to know about crane safety.
1. Cranes Shouldn’t Be Used in Crazy Weather
Because cranes are so large and tall, operating them in crazy weather conditions can be incredibly dangerous. Cranes shouldn’t be operated in strong winds, heavy rains, snow, sleet, or any other slippery conditions. Strong winds can cause the crane and the load it is carrying to move uncontrollably while snow and rain can make riding the crane slippery and dangerous.
2. Cranes Must Be Inspected Regularly (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly)
In order to work properly and minimize risks, cranes must be inspected regularly. These inspections and when they need to happen are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. There are certain daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly inspections all cranes must undergo. Even equipment and machinery that is only used every now and then is required to undergo routine inspections. These inspections look for issues, damages, and other things that could prevent the equipment from working safely and efficiently. This keeps employees on the job safe when performing crane service.
3. Safety Protocols Should Be Followed at All Times
Our employees always follow the safety protocols our company, OSHA, and other governing groups have set in place. They work hard, play it safe, and do what they can to ensure the job is completed safely and in a timely manner. We strive to minimize work-related injuries and accidents. When you hire us for crane service, you can guarantee that we will be as safe as can be when performing the job.
4. Guidelines Are Set by OSHA
Many of the guidelines we follow and enforce are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. OSHA is a governmental agency that protects employees by setting guidelines, enforcing rules, and creating systems that keep them safe no matter what industry they work for. OSHA is especially prominent in construction, hauling, and rigging because operating equipment like cranes can be a rather dangerous job. We take OSHA’s guidelines to heart to help minimize workplace risks.
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