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 a construction site that is utilizing crane rigging services, it’s essential that all employees have the training and knowledge needed to put safety first. As the old saying goes in business, “it’s always better to be proactive rather than reactive.” By having the right training and experienced personnel in place, riggers will be able to quickly problem solve and prevent issues from occurring. What’s more, it’s important everyone knows the data regarding their machines; how much can the machine lift? What do the load charts say? What is the load radius? These are examples of questions they should know the answers to.

Have a Process For Technical Issues

If one of your machines is giving you a problem, it’s vital you have a documented process in place to ensure the crane is not being used again until the issue is solved. Small problems can turn into major ones, and if you’re using multiple crane operators at one site, it’s vital they’re all aware of any technical issues with the machinery.

Spotters Are Your Friends

Riggers don’t always have a clear and concise view, making it vital there is a spotter in place who will “direct traffic” and make sure the loads clear everything they need to avoid. A  spotter serves as an crucial set of eyes, and should be able to see everyone working within the vicinity of a load.

These are just a few examples crane rigging basics. For more information or to schedule crane rigging services in the New England area, contact Astro Crane today.