Category: Safety Topics

Lightning Season Is Approaching, How Do We Protect Ourselves?

With lightning season approaching, it is best to learn and understand the safety regulations that regards to lightning. Lightning is a dangerous, spontaneous, and wild thing. Understanding what the proper procedures are and how to Read More

November 15th, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Understanding the Importance of Asking “Why?”

As kids, we were told to not ask “why?” but to just do. This is the complete opposite when it comes to the safety on a job site. Knowing why an accident, incident, or near Read More

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that has individual center of gravity points. We have the Superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components Read More

Crane Tipping Accidents Caused by Small Loads?

When we hear about a crane tipping over we often automatically assume that it was caused by lifting an object heavier than what the crane can endure. However, crane tipping accidents frequently occur with loads Read More

Emotions is the Overlooked Leader to Distractions

Put Your Junk In The Trunk – Emotional Distractions Original Post: Crane Tech Author: Crane Tech Blogger Distractions are known as the leading causes to accidents on jobsites. For example, someone is reading a text, Read More

October 26th, 2016 |

Key Questions for an Impervious Lift Plan

5 Key Questions for Developing a Sound Lift Plan Original Post: Author: Travelers Blogger Crane lifts can be one of the most dangerous tasks happening on the construction job site. In best practices, it Read More

Can a Crane be Compared to a Car?

When it comes to the summer time we mostly think about and plan family road trips. Usually before getting on the road, we would typically have the car inspected and maintenance. Well cranes actually should Read More

May 4th, 2016 | Tags:

Does New Gear Equal Perfect Gear?

Everyone loves new gear, who doesn’t? The real question to ask though, is new gear perfect gear? Well, it is new so that should mean it’s perfect. Sadly, that assumption may not be the smart Read More

Less Assuming, More Doing

When you use your rigging gear or any gear for that matter do you just assume that it is in perfect shape just because it is new? Well, sadly we cannot look at it that Read More

February 26th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Asking the Proper Questions Before a Crane Lift

When a crane operator arrives at a jobsite, asking the right questions and communicating with others will help everyone be more prepared. Such as, who is the lift director, what are their requirements for PPE, Read More

Ground Conditions (1926.1402)

In 1926.1402, it defines ground conditions as the ability of the ground to support the equipment (including slope, compaction, and firmness). 1926.1402 goes on to state that the equipment must not be assembled or used Read More

Safety Tip | Tripping and Slipping Hazards

Slipping and tripping is one of the easiest ways to get hurt on the job site. It happens more often than it should. Although, it is one of the easiest hazards to prevent. There are Read More

What Is the Legal Load Size for Your Truck?

 There are many things to consider before transporting a heavy load. Such as, age, condition, or design, of the roads and bridges you will be traveling. These factors can affect your legal load size so Read More

Safety Still Applies During The Holidays

Each year as the holidays near, we are reminded of all the wonderful reasons to work safely each day. We are also reminded of all the distractions that can lead to otherwise avoidable accidents. Travel Read More

Sims Crane Minute – Boom Deflection and Shock Loading

Published on Oct 5, 2015 In our Sims Crane Minute videos, Bob Berry frequently reminds us to be mindful of work area hazards and the importance of communication during crane rental operations.  Many crane accidents Read More