Tag: Crane Operating safety tips

Keeping Stable with Crane Mats

crane mats

For construction companies, perhaps the top asset after your employees is the equipment you use. If you own or lease cranes to do your work, you must strongly consider an investment in crane mats for use on your job sites. So what exactly is a crane mat? It’s a thick, durable hardwood floor that your… Read more »

How New Technology Could Help Crane Operators

Liverpool, England is perhaps best known the world over as the birthplace of The Beatles, the rock group that achieved worldwide fame and success with numerous hit songs. But Liverpool is also quite well known as an industrial port city. The Port of Liverpool is one of the best-equipped and connected deep water container terminals… Read more »

What Causes Some Construction Projects to Fail?

Why do some construction projects fail while others are successful to completion? There are several reasons. Generally, construction projects need great leaders who lead the crew to get the job done on time, safely, and with excellence. If a crew doesn’t know what to do and when to do it because no one seems to… Read more »

A Lesson in Crane Safety

Recently in Dallas, a crane, operated by a contractor working for the Dallas Museum of Art, toppled over while hoisting beams for a party tent being erected on the museum grounds. According to the local CBS affiliate’s coverage of the incident, winds were light and the weather was generally favorable, making it likely that the… Read more »

OSHA Working To Improve Crane Safety

As crane operators, safety is our most important goal. OSHA and the National Commission Certification Of Crane Operators have recently worked to take swift action on a new crane rule update. Last week, OSHA announced it intended to postpone the effective date of its crane operator certification requirements by three years.  It would now take… Read more »

Awareness and Preparation: Key Components to a Safe Crane Operating Environment

Learn about exciting news regarding construction cranes.

Safety is a primary concern when it comes to working on any construction site; and most importantly when operating a crane lift, amid other workers, equipment, buildings, power lines, and natural elements, such as lakes and rivers.   Various obstacles on the construction site can make crane operation much more difficult, but with properly trained… Read more »