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Mobile Crane Safety: Operational Checklist for Proper Critical Lift Planning

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mobile Crane Safety: Operational Checklist for Proper Critical Lift Planning

Mobile cranes are extremely useful for a variety of construction applications, particularly when compared with tower/other stationary cranes. They use up little space, are easier to manoeuvre in limited space, have multiple turning axles giving them more hoisting power and they require minimal assembly time. However, just like all cranes, there are inherent dangers associated with mobile crane operation, hence the need for careful planning prior to operation to prevent incidents that may result in property damage and injuries and fatalities within the construction site. The following are important points to be considered during critical lift planning: Critical lift definitions All crane lifts demand intimate knowledge of the load weight, including all other components that contribute to this weight among other factors. However, critical lifts require more detailed planning and surveillance by qualified persons. Critical lifts are defined as...

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