SAFETY, CARE AND HANDLING
Your safety and that of others is always the number one consideration when working around machines. Safety is a matter
of thoroughly understanding the job to be done and the application of good common sense. It is not just a matter of dos
and donts. Stay clear of all moving parts.
Care and Handling When performing maintenance, do not attempt to manually lift heavy parts when hoisting equipment
should be used. Never locate or leave heavy parts in an unstable position. When raising a portion of a crane or a
complete crane, ensure the crane is blocked securely and the weight is supported by blocks rather than by lifting
When using hoisting equipment, follow the hoist manufacturers recommendations and use lifting devices that will allow you
to achieve the proper balance of the assemblies being lifted and to ensure safe handling.
Unless otherwise specified, all removals requiring hoisting equipment should be accomplished using an adjustable lifting
attachment. All supporting members (chains and cables) should be parallel to each other and as near perpendicular as
possible to the top of the object being lifted.