Calculate the amount of weight to be lifted by each crane and attach
slings at the correct points for proper weight distribution.
Lift only from a stationary position - DO NOT TRAVEL.
If possible, provide approved radio equipment for voice communication
between all parties engaged in the lift.
Ensure the load lines are directly over the attach points to avoid side
loading the cranes.
Always use enough parts-of-line to accommodate heavy lifts. Provide a safety
allowance and reeve more parts of line, rather than fewer parts, than you
need. Refer to the values on the load capacity chart for the line weight ratios.
Watch the tail-swing of the revolving superstructure, especially if there are
Always make daily inspections of the wire-rope and replace worn, rusty, or
Always place the load on the ground when lubricating or adjusting.
A qualified signalman should be available at all times and especially when;
- working in vicinity of power lines,
- the crane operator cannot clearly see the load at all times,
- moving the crane in an area or direction in which the operator cannot
clearly see the path of travel.
At all times use standardized hand signals previously agreed on and completely
understood by the operator.
Allow No One other than the operator to be on the crane while the crane is
functioning or moving.