It is impossible to compile a list of safety precautions covering all situations.
However, there are basic safety precautions that MUST be followed during
your daily routine. Safety is YOUR PRIME RESPONSIBILITY, since any
piece of equipment is only as safe - AS THE PERSON AT THE CONTROLS.
With this thought in mind, this information has been provided to assist you,
the crane operator, in promoting a safe working atmosphere for yourself and
those around you. It is not meant to cover every conceivable circumstance
which could arise. It is intended to present basic safety precautions that
should be followed in daily crane operation.
Because you, the crane operator, are the only part of the crane that can
think and reason, your responsibility is not lessened by the addition of
operational aids or warning devices. Indeed, you must guard against acquiring
a false sense of security when using them. They are there to assist, NOT
direct the operation. Operational aids or warning devices can be mechanical,
electrical, electronic, or a combination thereof. They are subject to failure or
You, the operator, are the only one who can be relied upon to assure the
safety of yourself and those around you. Be a PROFESSIONAL and follow
the RULES of safety.
REMEMBER, failure to follow just one safety precaution can cause that
accident to people or equipment.
You are responsible for the safety of yourself and those around you.
Ensure that you and those working with you are aware of any special
dangers where you are operating the crane. Be especially careful of
dangerous ground and objects, including buildings, near the crane.
Be aware at all times that you are responsible for the safety of yourself, your
co-workers, the crane and everything around it. Make certain the crane is
level, properly maintained, and then pay attention to winds, boom deflection,
rope sway, and any unusual things, which you, as a crane operator, may notice
which would not be important to others.