Crane Rigging Protocols To Start Implementing On A Consistent Basis

10 October 2022
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Before you start using a crane around a work site, you'll have to get it rigged properly. This process can go smoothly each time around your work site if you just implement these crane rigging protocols into your operations.

Make Sure the Rigging Team Communicates Properly

Communication will be vital to your rigging team around a crane that's about to lift heavy materials and move them to a target drop-off point. You need to make sure everyone is on the same page as far as what's being lifted and the equipment that will complete the lifting.

Then, once you start to rig a crane for material handling, you can make sure everyone works efficiently and complies with the right safety standards that will keep accidents from happening. You might also want to plan before arriving at the site where a crane will be rigged. Then you can make sure nothing is overlooked and communication remains optimal.

Check For Hazards

In terms of safety, something you'll need to do early on before a crane is rigged is check for hazards. It's important to spot them if they're present so that you can account for them and thus ensure a crane is properly rigged to where you have maximum control over materials. 

These hazards might be electrical lines up above, utility lines in the ground, or trenches. Conduct a thorough site inspection so that if there are hazards present, you can work around them when getting a crane rigged to support a particular load.

Make Sure the Hoist Solution Is In Good Condition

A lot of times, hoist solutions are used with cranes lifting heavy materials because they're relatively easy to set up and can hold a lot of weight at a time. You just want to make sure you carefully review the hoist solution when setting it up on a crane.

Check for any signs of wear like rust and damaged sections. If the hoist solution passes with flying colors, you can get it rigged on a crane and then start setting cargo up on it. You'll have ample confidence nothing bad will happen with this hoist solution.

Rigging is an important part of using a crane around a work site to lift heavy materials. If you outline the right protocols in the beginning and ensure your rigging team works together effectively, you can set up a crane in no time and then use it safely going forward. 

For more information about crane rigging, contact a local company.