Deficiencies in the crane and its performance shall be reported to your supervisor,
and/or to your organizational maintenance group on Form 2404 in accordance with DA Pam 750-8.
PMCS can be performed by the operator without removing any assemblies.
General Safety Precautions.
It is impossible to compile a list of safety precautions covering all situations.
However, there are basic safety precautions that MUST be followed during your daily routine.
Safety is YOUR PRIME RESPONSIBILITY, since any piece of equipment is only as safe AS THE
PERSON AT THE CONTROLS.
With this thought in mind, Section 2 of the operator's manual will assist you, the
operator, in promoting 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.
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 can cause an accident to
people and equipment.
You are responsible for the safety of yourself and of those around you.
Ensure you and those working with you are aware of any special dangers where you
are operating the crane. Be especially careful of dangerous ground and objects, including
buildings, near the crane.
Be aware at all times that you are responsible for the safety of yourself, your co-
workers, the crane, and everything around it. Make certain the crane is properly maintained, and
then pay attention to winds, boom deflections, rope sway, and any unusual things, which you, as a
crane operator, may notice which would not be important to others.
Know and abide by the basic safety rules.
Read and understand the Operator's Manual before entering the cab.
To avoid personal injury and/or catastrophic
steering gear failure, remove restraining devices
from the carrier cab steering wheel before
operating from the superstructure cab.
Follow directions on all placards.
Know what they mean and follow their
Operators must be thoroughly familiar with safe crane operating practices and
have a complete understanding of all operation and maintenance instructions provided.
Operators should be physically fit and thoroughly trained, with related experience, not be easily
excitable, not be subject to epileptic seizures, and not be using any drug that could impair
physical, visual, or mental reactions or capabilities.