While there are many different types of cranes, they all have the ability to make many jobs much easier by lifting enormous weight. But they also share the potential for disaster when they are not operated safely. Crane-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the heavy loads that are lifted. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. Once a load falls, not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker could be injured or killed, and expensive equipment or materials could be damaged or destroyed.
training products on "Crane Safety"
point out to employees that over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error... and that they are the key to preventing these incidents.
Topics covered in these products include:
- Physical and mental preparation.
- Equipment inspection.
- Boom, jib and overhead cranes.
- General and operational safety devices.
- Crane operations.