EOT Crane – Operational Safety

  • Do not overload the crane or hoist. Make sure the combined weight of the lifter and load does not exceed the rated load capacity of the crane or hoist.
  • Refuse to make lift if you are unsure of any issues.
  • Do not proceed until all issues are resolved.
  • Take instructions only from the person designated to give signals.
  • Do not ride or allow other people to do so.
  • Take instructions only from the person designated to give signals.Do not ride or allow other people to do so.
  • To pick up a load, move the crane and hoist/hook directly above the load to eliminate the possibility of side loading and minimize load swing.Before lifting, ensure that everyone is clear of any pinch or crush zones. When starting to lift the load, only lift it a few inches off the ground to verify hoist brake is functioning properly before continuing with the lift. Make sure the rigging is in good condition and that safe rigging practices are applied.
  • Ensure rigging is appropriate for the load size, shape and weight.
  • Always maintain a clear view of the crane path so you can observe any obstacles or personnel in your path.
  • Use one continuous motion when traveling.
  • Try not to start/stop (plug) as this will result in load swing.