Ensure that all personnel working around the crane are thoroughly familiar with safe
operating practices. You must be thoroughly familiar with the location and content of all placards
and decals on the crane. Decals provide important instructions and warnings and must be read
prior to any operational or maintenance function.
You must be familiar with the regulations and standards governing cranes and their
operation. Work practice requirements may vary slightly between government regulations, industry
standards, and employer policies, so a thorough knowledge of all such relevant work rules is
DO NOT REMOVE the load chart, this Operator's and Safety Handbook or any decal from
Inspect the crane every day (before the start of each shift). Ensure that routine
maintenance and lubrication are being dutifully performed. Do not operate a damaged or poorly
maintained crane. You risk lives when operating faulty machinery, including your own.
Only the crane operator shall occupy the crane when traveling or in operation.
An untrained operator subjects himself and others to death or serious injury.
YOU MUST NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE UNLESS:
You have been trained in the safe operation of this machine;
You read, understand, and follow the safety and operating recommendations
contained in the manufacturer's manuals, your employer's work rules, and
applicable government regulations.
You are sure the machine is operating properly and has been inspected and
maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's manuals;
You are sure that all safety signs, guards, and other safety features are in place and
in proper condition.