Category: Cranes

How to Be Proactive in Your Crane Setups

When used properly, cranes can really come in handy on a construction site. However, when safety is not a top concern, cranes could potentially be deadly. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that more than 200 people were killed during crane-related accidents between 2011 and 2015 while countless others were injured. If you’re planning on… Read more »

OSHA Offers Stakeholders a Chance to Comment on Proposed Rule Change

OSHA and Crane Operators

Way back in 2010, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration–better known as OSHA–released new crane operator requirements that caused some confusion within the crane industry. Those requirements stated that all crane operators had to become certified for both the types of cranes they were using as well, as the lifting capacities associated with those cranes…. Read more »

Could Crane Simulations Help Crane Operators?

Crane Simulations

Operating a crane is, as you might imagine, a very demanding and potentially dangerous job. To do it effectively, you need to take lots of training courses and spend time getting first-hand experience with a crane. Now, you can also do it by using crane simulations. Take a look at some of the ways that… Read more »

How This Construction Crane Became a Home for Birds

Osprey and Construction Crane

Construction cranes are routinely used to build the buildings that people call home all across the country. Recently however, a construction crane itself served as a home for ospreys in Washington, D.C. The ospreys set up shop high atop a construction crane that was situated on the waterfront in Southwest Washington, D.C. The area is… Read more »

The Steps of Building Tower Cranes

Tower Cranes

If you’ve ever looked way up into the sky at how tall a tower crane is, then you’ve probably wondered how in the world they’re built to be that big. It’s not necessarily easy constructing a tower crane, but it’s also not as complicated as you might think. Check out how tower cranes are built… Read more »

Roles During Crane Operations

Crane Operations

Operating a crane is a team effort. It requires accuracy, precision and patience. After all, cranes carry heavy loads and no one wants an accident to occur. Safety is, and always should be, a chief concern of all involved with cranes. Those working with cranes need to be qualified and competent. What are some roles… Read more »

How Wind Can Affect Construction Cranes

Construction Cranes

If your construction company is on a tight schedule and looking to avoid delays, you might be tempted to use a construction crane when it’s windy out. Even though this can present big problems for crane operators and others on your job site, you might decide that it’s a good idea to use a crane… Read more »

Remember These Things When Planning Your Crane Setup

Tower Crane Setups

Before you start using a crane on your job site, it’s important for you to take the time to set it up properly. If you don’t take certain precautions, your crane could end up becoming unstable on your site, and it could lead to an accident. Let’s take a look at a few of the… Read more »

Safety Precautions for Crane Operators During a Thunderstorm

Thunderstorms Near Construction Crane Sites

Operating a crane during a thunderstorm can obviously be incredibly dangerous. If lightning were to strike your crane while you were using it, it could prove to be catastrophic and could put your employees at risk. Take a look at some of the safety precautions crane operators can take during a thunderstorm. Take a look… Read more »

What Questions Should You Ask a Crane Rental Company?

Crane Rentals

If you run a construction company that needs to rent a crane, there are plenty of companies that can help you get your hands on one. However, before you commit to working with a crane company, there are several questions you should ask them. Check out some of the things you should ask a crane… Read more »