Illustrations have been included in this section to
emphasize certain proper and improper points;
READ AND FOLLOW PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS.
It is impossible to compile a list of safety precautions covering all situations. However, there
are basic principles that MUST be followed during your daily routine. Safety is YOUR PRIMARY
RESPONSIBILITY, since any piece of equipment is only as safe AS THE PERSON AT THE
With this thought in mind, this information has been provided to assist you, the 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 operation.
Because you, the 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 misuse and should not be relied
upon in place of good operating practices.
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 could cause an accident that
results in death or serious injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
You are responsible for the safety of yourself and those around you.
IMMEDIATELY report all accidents, malfunctions, and equipment damages to your local
Grove distributor. Following any accident or damage to equipment, the local Grove distributor must
be immediately advised of the incident and consulted on necessary inspections and repairs.
Should the distributor not be immediately available, contact should be made directly with Grove
Worldwide Product Support. The crane must not be returned to service until it is thoroughly
inspected for any evidence of damage. All damaged parts must be repaired or replaced as
authorized by your local Grove Worldwide distributor and/or Grove Worldwide.
You must READ and UNDERSTAND the Operator's and Safety Handbook and the Load
Chart before operating the crane. This handbook and the Load Chart must be readily available to
the operator at all times and they must remain in the cab while the crane is in use.