There are no excuses for sacrificing safety over completing a job faster nor reducing operation time overall. In this part, we will continue to show you the commandments you must follow to maintain a safe environment while operating a crane truck.
The 10 Commandments of a Crane Operator (II)
6. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Keep an eye on how the construction personnel is moving and how the entire project is running. Knowing how everything flows will allow you to decide whether or not a change in your operation approach is necessary.
7. Expect Changes to Occur
Any experienced operator knows that no lifting plan stays the same during the entire operation, You must be prepared to modify your setup and lifting approach should the conditions of your environment change.
8. Again, Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Keep an eye on the people but do not forget about the elements at your work environment. You must know where nearby buildings and power lines are located and that these elements won’t interfere with the lifting operation.
9. Respect the Load Limit of your Equipment
While overloading a crane might seem like an improbable scenario, going a little over the limit could help speed things up. However, safety is first and, under no circumstances, you should exceed the capacity of the crane.
10. Thou Shall Not Use a Cellphone While Operating
We all own these little devices that keep us connected and communicated. But more so like driving, handing a mobile crane requires a high level of attention and no distractions should ever come in our way.
Following these commandments will help you keep everyone safe at the operation site and also ensure the efficiency of the job.