Another important role performed by the controlling entity is to inform the operator and the user of the crane of hazards that could be underneath the crane. Such as, voids, utilities (piping, sewer lines, etc.), or underground parking garages. Not knowing the locations of these hazards can cause serious injuries.
Although the controlling entity has the responsibility for ground conditions, if the crane operator believes that, the current ground conditions are not safe for operation. He or she has the authority to halt the current lift until a qualified person states otherwise. (1926.1418)
Always think safety before performing any lift, no matter the size or object. Remember ground conditions are just as important as any other factor while on the job site. We hope you take safety as serious as we do; a successful job is a safe job.
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