The Do’s and Don’ts of Operating a Crane

Crane operation is not something any person can just do without some prior instruction, training and or experience. After all, these machines can have life or death consequences if not handled properly. Therefore, it’s important to know about some do’s and don’ts of crane operating so no one dies on-site. What are some general operator… Read more »

Things to Know About Timber Crane Mats

When you use heavy machinery, such as cranes, it’s important to also use mats underneath. Crane mats are designed to support both the weight and the movement of heavy machinery. Built from high-quality, durable materials like timber, crane mats are used for support and stabilization purposes. Heavy Duty Typically, timber crane mats are made of… Read more »

An Examination of Tower Cranes

If you ever visit the downtowns of big cities like Boston, Providence or Hartford, you’re apt to see tower cranes dotting the urban skyline. Tower cranes are used to move heavy items around construction sites, so of course they’re used to construct skyscrapers in cities. Tower cranes, no matter how tall or strong, all have… Read more »

What Crane Operators Should Be Focused On At the Jobsite

What’s the worst that could happen on a job site when operating a crane? The crane operator could make a bad move that results in someone losing his or her life. That’s the worst thing that could happen. So, crane operators have to be ever-vigilant, fully aware of their surroundings and always having safety as… Read more »

Boom Trucks Vs. Construction Cranes

There are different types of cranes. When most people think of cranes, they imagine the huge ones helping to build skyscrapers somewhere downtown in a large city like Boston, right? But there are actually plenty of different types of cranes, and they’re used for different types of jobs. For instance, there are boom trucks. These… Read more »

The Vital Role of Crane Operators

When you think of dangerous jobs, what comes to mind? Police officer, airplane pilot, deep sea fishing, miner and crane operator are just some dangerous jobs where there’s an inherent risk that someone could get injured or even killed on the job. Operating cranes, in particular, is a risky business. You want to make sure… Read more »

Historical Facts Regarding Construction Cranes

If you were to get into a time machine and travel back in time to ancient Egypt, you might witness the first known use of a crane. Some four thousand years ago, people invented a hand-operated device for lifting water called a “shaduf” (also spelled shadoof). A typical shaduf has a long, tapering, nearly horizontal… Read more »