CRANE SAFETY TIPS
• Periodically read the manual and review the rules.
• At the beginning of your shift, check your hoist.
• Examine the load chain for damage or twists, or the wire rope for kinks or fraying.
• Check the hook. If it's out of shape, don't use it. This may indicate internal damage.
• Don't try to lift more than the hoist rating. If you don't know the hoist's rating, find
• Avoid shock loads. Don't run the hook with a slack chain. Bring the chain or wire to
a taut position before lifting.
• To avoid damage to the hoist, the rope or chain should always be in a straight line
from hoist to hook.
• Avoid snagging a load while lifting.
• Avoid jogging a load.
• Balance a load carefully. Use the right sized sling.
• Be sure your load is secure so that nothing can slip out and cause damage or injury.
• Never use the load chain or wire rope for a sling and make sure the load chain or rope is straight...no kinks, bends or breaks.
• Don't bend the rope or chain over sharp edges.
• When welding near a hoist, avoid heating the chain and making it weak; keep weld spatter off the chain, and never use the hoist as a ground.
• When using a wire rope hoist, check the wire on the drum. Don't let it get out of the grooves and pile upon itself.
• Side pulls with a wire rope hoist may fray the rope and make it unsafe and/or damage the hoist.
• Never leave a suspended load unattended. That load is your responsibility.
• Never carry a load over another person...or get under a load yourself.
• Never lift people with a hoist.
• When moving a load, look where you are going. Push, don't pull.
Please take care of this and give training to your Crane operator for batter performance.