Be careful of hot surfaces and hot fluids when performing maintenance on or around the
2-14.1 Crane Access.
You must take every precaution to ensure you do not slip and/or fall off the crane.
Falling from any elevation could result in serious injury or death.
Never exit or enter the crane cab or deck by any other means than the access
system(s) provided (i.e., steps and grab handles).
If necessary, use a ladder or aerial work platform to access the boom nose.
Do not step on surfaces on the crane that are not approved or suitable for walking
and working. All walking and working surfaces on the crane should be clean, dry, slip-resistant, and
have adequate supporting capacity. Do not walk on a surface if slip-resistant material is missing or
Do not use the top of the boom as a walkway.
Do not step on the outrigger beams or outrigger pads (floats) to enter or exit the
Wear shoes with a highly slip-resistant sole material. Clean any mud or debris from
shoes before entering the crane cab or climbing onto the crane superstructure. Excessive dirt and
debris on the hand-holds, access steps, or walking/working surfaces could cause a slipping
accident. A shoe that is not clean might slip off a control pedal during operation.
Do not make modifications or additions to the crane's access system that have not
been evaluated and approved by Grove Worldwide.
You must inspect the crane prior to your work shift; checking for cracked welds,
damaged components, and evidence of improper maintenance (consult Maintenance/Inspection
and Service Manuals).
You must ensure that the crane is properly equipped including access steps, covers,
doors, guards, and controls.
You must ensure that the outriggers are properly extended and set before
performing any lifting operations. On models equipped with outriggers that can be pinned at the
mid-extend position, the outriggers must also be pinned when operating from the mid-extend
Wear appropriate clothing and personal protective equipment whether or not
required by local or job regulations. Be prepared for the work day.