Category: Safety

Safety Myths Regarding Construction Cranes

Myths Regarding Crane Safety

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?

Construction Crane Operators and Wind

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

Safety Tips When Doing Boom Lifts

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

Crane Operators and Bad Weather

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 Spotters

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 »

Crane Hoist Safety Tips

Cranes and hoists are tools you will need to use in order to lift very heavy materials. Whether you are a contractor completing a construction project or a shipper in charge of moving incoming and outgoing shipments around, a crane or hoist can really come in handy. It will be nearly impossible to do your… Read more »

Keep Cool During Construction

Crane Spotters

As we head towards warmer months, it’s important for construction workers and outdoor laborers to keep cool while working in scorching temperatures. Here are some tips on how you can stay safe and keep cool at your construction job this spring and summer. Commit to Drinking Water Water is the number one defense against heat-related… Read more »

Preventing Crane Accidents

In recent months, cranes have been featured on the news multiple times for tipping over. Cranes are a large piece of machinery that must be handled with care and knowledgeable workers. Unfortunately, crane accidents do happen and it is vital that we understand how to manage the cranes we are using in order to avoid… Read more »

Handling Cranes in Windy Cities

Chicago Cranes

Chicago has been getting some attention for their cranes in recent months. Chicago now has the highest number of cranes it has had in eight years. The cranes scattered around downtown Chicago are hard to miss. Thirty-three cranes are busy putting up high-rise buildings and others are waiting for permits to get started on certain… Read more »

How Cold Weather Affects Crane Operations

Crane In Snow

As the weather grows cooler here in the New England area, we at Astro Crane would like to draw attention to crane safety; specifically cold weather safety. Of course, the brisk fall and winter weather this area experiences makes every construction job more difficult, but it especially puts a strain on the operation of major… Read more »