Category: Safety

How to Maintain Construction Cranes in the Summer Heat

It’s summertime and you know what that means: sunny days and hot temperatures, even in places like Boston, Providence and Hartford. Hot weather isn’t just for Florida! If you’re using or renting a crane in the summer, how can you best take care of it? Cranes Need Shade Too Ideally, when it’s sunny and hot… Read more »

Steps to Take to Prevent Construction Crane Accidents From Occurring

Astro Crane rents cranes to those who need and use them. That said, what are some things to think about in order to prevent construction crane accidents? Selecting the Right Construction Crane All too often, accidents happen when users use the wrong crane for the job they’re doing… so selecting the right crane for the… Read more »

Fun Facts About Crane Rigging

Rigging involves lifting and moving heavy objects. Rigging is a job done by riggers. They typically use cranes as their needed equipment to get the job done. Obviously, when lifting and moving heavy objects, safety matters. Therefore, it makes sense that riggers are trained and certified– it’s not a job just anyone, with no experience,… Read more »

Crane Rigging Basics

Crane Rigging Basics

For many years, Astro Crane has helped construction sites by providing crane rigging services in the New England area. Undoubtedly, if your construction site needs crane rigging performed, it’s essential you know the basics and select the right help to help you with the job. Here’s what you should know. Knowledge Is Key When managing… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Avoid Major Crane Hazards

Construction Crane Safety Hazards

Cranes are among the most important pieces of equipment on a construction site. In fact, there are many sites that wouldn’t be able to operate normally without them. Nonetheless, cranes can also be some of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction site if you’re not careful while using them. It seems like… Read more »

Safety Myths Regarding Construction Cranes

Crane Safety Myths

Whenever you’re preparing to use a crane for a construction project, it’s important for you to be as careful as you can be with it. Crane safety should be at the forefront of your mind whenever a crane is on your construction site. If you don’t take crane safety seriously enough, it could be catastrophic…. Read more »

What Can Crane Operators Do Combat Strong Winds?

Wind and Construction Cranes

There are dozens of tragic crane-related accidents that take place across the U.S. every year. And more often than not, strong winds play at least a small role in many of these accidents. It can be very dangerous for a crane operator to use a crane when it’s windy outside, which is why operators need… Read more »

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Doing Boom Lifts

Boom Lift Safety Tips

Construction companies use boom lifts on job sites to complete a wide variety of tasks. Boom lifts can give your employees access to areas of a worksite that they wouldn’t be able to reach otherwise. Nevertheless, when using boom lifts, your employees need to be as safe as they can possibly be at all times…. Read more »

Weather Conditions Crane Operators Should Be Aware Of

Bad Weather and Cranes

Operating a crane under the best of weather conditions can be dangerous if you don’t take the proper safety precautions. Therefore, it’s easy to imagine just how dangerous it can be to try to maneuver a crane around in extreme weather conditions. Here are just a few of the extreme weather conditions that could put… Read more »

What Are Some of the Causes of Construction Crane Accidents?

Crane Spotter Working

When using a construction crane, you should take all of the proper precautions in order to avoid accidents from occurring. This means inspecting your crane regularly and maintaining it so that you don’t run into any unforeseen problems. However, unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to avoid them, accidents will still take place from… Read more »