Some Common Overhead Crane Hazards and Tips On How to Prevent Them
Preventing Overhead Crane Hazards: There are numerous machines in an industry, each operating to conduct the business in a smooth and productive way. Cranes are also a vital part of many industries. They make it very easy to lift, tug and pull heavy loads. Overhead cranes, in particular are part and parcel of the production and manufacturing sector. They are very efficient machines and like all other cranes, have safe working load rating too. There are some dangers associated with overhead cranes as well and they can be prevented by implementing some easy tips. This article discusses some of the most common overhead crane hazards and tips to prevent them.
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Potential Electrical Hazards
About 50% of all crane accidents that happen overhead can be attributed to machinery coming into contact with a power source of some kind during operation. Typically, why this occurs is because, as a crane moves materials close to or beneath energized power lines, the hoist line or boom gets into contact with the electrical source. This is an issue, which is about half of all hazards that are associated with these overhead cranes, and it can be stopped with good safety planning.
Any Materials Falling
One of the best ways to lessen the chance of any materials falling down from cranes is clear. It is to make sure to perform regular maintenance of hoists. An example of this is to do load testing maintenance to ensure that you know how many pounds a hoist can handle exactly. It also will provide an accurate indication of just how well the hoist is functioning currently. Another way to reduce the chance of mechanical failure is by performing inspections of the crane each day. If, and when, a potential problem is identified by the operators, they need to make sure to implement the lockout/tag-out procedure.
At TNT Crane Service, Inc., we always make sure to put safety and prevention first. It is our number one priority. Because of this fact, we ensure that all the machines we have are kept well maintained and up to date. What this does is ensures that you will be getting the most effective, as well as, the most reliable equipment that is available. Please view the equipment that we have on hand for sale or rental today. It may help you to find the crane that you require for your next major project coming up.
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