Learn more about safety with your cranes and hoists:
Frequently Asked Questions
What steps are needed to make my hoists/cranes safe?
There are several steps needed to make your hoists and cranes safe for your operators to use. But most importantly
you should perform regular inspections
and preventative maintenance on them by a
qualified individual. You should also make sure your operators are trained
What is needed to make my operators safe?
is very important for a safe operation. When an individual uses
a crane there should be processes they should undergo prior to running the crane. From visually inspecting the unit
to making sure that the load is properly rigged underneath the hook. Call your One
sales representative to assist you with developing this process.
- » Designated person:
A selected or assigned by the employer as being qualified to perform specific duties
- » Frequent inspection:
A visual examination by the operator or other designated personnel, with written records required
- » Hooker:
An employee who by using predetermined lift points attaches the load to the hook, in hoisting or setting the
load or both
- » Periodic inspection:
The inspection of the equipment in place by a designated person, making written records of conditions
- » Qualified person:
A person who, through attainment of a recognized degree or certificate of professional standing or by extensive
knowledge, training and experience, has successfully demonstrated the ability to solve or resolve problems
relating to the subject matter and work
- » Rigger:
An employee who prepares heavy equipment or loads of materials for lifting
- » Safety factor:
The ratio of the breaking strength of a piece of material or object to the actual load or stress when in use
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