The Signaler and Crane Operator Relationship

It can be an extremely difficult task to operate a crane with the precision needed to ensure loads are picked up and dropped off without causing any damage to the environment or people around it. Which is why having a strong signaler and crane operator relationship is key in crane safety.

Related: Overhead Cranes, How to Extend the Life of Your Crane and Hoists

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Overhead Crane Safety 101

When working with overhead cranes, dropped loads are one of the most common safety hazards. Improper operator training, side pulling with the crane, poor rigging technique, using an incorrect lifting device and hoist overloading, are the most common causes for dropped loads.

 

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Daily Inspection and Maintenance Required for Overhead Cranes

When using an overhead crane for material handling applications, having a preventative maintenance program in place is IMPERATIVE. This maintenance program should be centered on crane manufacturers recommendations, and based on an effective and thorough safety and inspection program that is conducted on a regular basis.

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Prevent Accidents with Overhead Crane Safety

Accidents, property damage and fatalities occur every year due to improper use of cranes and equipment failure. Identifying hazards and adhering to simple inspection can safety guidelines reduce the probability of these unfortunate occurrences.

Related to: How to Extend the life of Your Overhead Crane, A General Overview of Overhead Cranes, The Importance of Load Testing Overhead Cranes and Hoists,  The Benefits of Modernizing Your Crane

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The Importance of Load Testing Overhead Cranes and Hoists

It is critically important that lifting equipment is in proper working order before placing it in service, for the safety both employees and a facility. When it comes to safety, any part of equipment inspection cannot afford to be overlooked. The equipment inspection and maintenance process includes the testing of equipment before it is used in operations. We will be going in depth about the importance of load testing overhead hoists and cranes throughout this blog post.

Related: Overhead Cranes, Crane Components, Crane Inspection and Maintenance, Overview of Overhead Cranes 

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The Benefits of Modernizing Your Crane

Increased production, faster operating speeds, better controls, or automation and those are just the tip of the ice-burg of what you can gain when you decide to modernize or upgrade your crane.

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How Inspection and Maintenance Programs Can Extend the Life of Your Overhead Crane

The secret to having a safe and reliable crane is no secret at all, in fact it is quite well known. But in case you unaware I’ll share with you what that secret is… the way to extend the life of your crane is to have regularly scheduled and professional preventive maintenance and inspection programs, because the best type of maintenance is preventative maintenance.

Related: PM ProgramsInspections, Load Testing &  Hoist & Crane Repair

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