Operate the crane at or near governed RPM during all lifting operations.
Check the hoist brake by raising the load a few inches, stopping the hoist, and
holding the load. Be sure the hoist brake is working correctly before continuing the lift.
When lowering a load, always slow down the load's descent before stopping the
hoist. Do not attempt to change speeds on multiple speed hoists while the hoist is in motion.
LIFT ONE LOAD AT A TIME. Do not lift two or more separately rigged loads at one
time, even if the loads are within the crane's rated capacity.
Never leave the crane with a load suspended. Should it become necessary to leave
the crane, lower the load to the ground and stop the engine before leaving the cab.
Remember, all rigging equipment must be considered as part of the load. Lifting
capacities vary with working areas. Permissible working areas are posted in the crane cab. When
swinging from one working area to another, ensure load chart capacities are not exceeded. Know