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Lifting items or equipment using mobile cranes or truck mounted cranes requires planning, operation by licensed personnel and supervision.
Planned crane operations rarely result in accidents. It is the casual and repetitive (simple) tasks that often result in serious injury and expensive equipment damage.
The risk of injury and equipment damage is higher when untrained personnel operate the crane or are not aware of the risks when working around a mobile crane.
This talk is intended as an awareness session aimed at preventing accidents. LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this talk you will know:
• common causes of crane accidents;
• hazards associated with mobile crane lifts;
• preventing load falls and crane failures;
• preventing accidental contact with loads; and
• specific hazards with various cranes.
There are many types and styles of cranes in use. We will focus on the most common types, as the same considerations need to be made regardless of the size, type or style of crane to be used.
It is the responsibility of the Company to ensure all crane operators are adequately trained, competent (using practical assessment) and fully conversant with the safe use of cranes. The operator must hold the appropriate license and/or certificate before being allowed to operate a particular class of crane.