10 Tips For Better Mobile Crane Operations

 

 

  1. . At the beginning of your shift, walk-around your crane checking for mechanical, electrical, structural, and hydraulic issues (MESH).

 

  1. Read the load charts – prior to turning the key in any new mobile crane.

 

  1. Always note the changing conditions on the jobsite – from personnel to weather to surroundings

 

  1. Be aware of all overhead hazards – specifically close-by buildings and any power lines that are within the zone of operation

 

  1. Before starting your crane, always double check the oil, gas, and other fluid levels.

 

  1. Sometimes in a working situation, the crane operator needs to stop, evaluate, and find a safer lift plan.

 

  1. Before starting your crane, always double check the oil, gas, and other fluid levels.

 

  1. Use appropriate pads & cribbing – mobile crane operators need to make sure they are using correct pads or cribbing to avoid having an outrigger fail or sink when they are making a lift.

 

  1. Never override the mobile crane’s computer.

 

  1. Check ground conditions – before crane setup, ensure that the site is suitable to support your mobile crane and the future suspended loads.

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