Crane Hazards

Specialty Rigging relies on cranes to hoist and lift the heavier objects we’re tasked with moving.

We make sure every crane and boom is thoroughly inspected to avoid any hazards.

One of the most important pieces of equipment for rigging in our arsenal is the crane. Our cranes lift and transport heavier machinery and can also be used for various applications. Because of our vast knowledge and years of experience in rigging our staff is trained to properly handle the equipment. That’s why Specialty Rigging has created a small checklist to identify potential hazards and to prevent any incidents when in the field.

Crane Hazards

There are a few main causes of crane hazards. We always double-check our inventory to prevent these hazards.

Excessive Load – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates 80% of crane accidents come from exceeding a crane weight limit. Overloading a crane can and will cause damage to its structure then leading accidents. If the integral structure of the crane fails, this can have staff injured by falling objects. We combat overloads by never taking heavier loads than the cranes capacity, and always make sure the load is secure.

Falling Materials – Materials not being secured can cause injuries, and damage the items. This could happen from visual impairment, mechanical failure, or operator incompetence. Because of this, we triple-check our rigs, only work with the best equipment, and have our staff trained on all equipment. Overall, with a competent operator, you can reduce the swinging of loads, reducing the risk of materials falling.

Lack of Maintenance – All items have an expiration date. Crane Hazards can come from external factors like decayed ropes, tarnished electrical wires, and other components. All single components make the lifting come together so worn-out equipment will make your loading impossible. Specialty Rigging does thorough inspections of our equipment to prevent injuries and hazards.

Choose Specialty Rigging to get the job done right

Every piece of equipment we own is professionally maintained and inspected regularly to assure safe handling of your equipment and the safety of our staff. At Specialty Rigging, we take immense pride in our work and strive to provide the highest level of customer service, expertise, and professionalism in the business. If you are looking for an experienced, reliable, and trustworthy rigging company that places project safety as the top priority, you have come to the right place.

Specialty Rigging specializes in industrial machinery moving, rigging, and millwrighting. With over 20 years of experience, we are capable of handling your rigging project and are 100% committed to “Doing the job right!”.To learn more about Specialty Rigging and the services we offer, please visit our “services” page.

If you would like to contact us for a quote or to schedule a job, please fill out our contact form or give us a call at (610) 406-5188. We look forward to hearing from you!