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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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 Value of a Preventative Maintenance Program

When it comes to your crane or other heavy-duty equipment you want to be sure that it will work for you when you need it to. Which is why a high quality preventative maintenance program should always be one of the number one things ensure you are a part of, not only will it help to reduce the amount of down time that your equipment may experience, but it will also help to ensure that your equipment is safe to use for your employees.

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