Sims Launches New Informational Blog Series

Sims Crane & Equipment is launching a series of blog articles that will discuss the Top Ten NBIS Crane & Rigging Accidents. We believe that knowledge is power, and the more we know, the more empowered we are to further educate and instill the mindset and culture of safety.

What is safety? Safety can be defined to be the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.

Is it possible for our definition of safety to change? There are a few factors that may contribute to this. Our age, experience, knowledge or an altered state of consciousness can affect whether or not we assess a situation as safe, or whether or not there is an acceptable level of risk.

Our first series will cover the Top Ten NBIS Crane Rigging Accidents (in no particular order).

  • Improper Rigging
  • Ground Collapse
  • High Wind Conditions
  • Load Over Capacity
  • Load Swings into People or Property
  • Load or Crane Crushes or Pinches People
  • Landed Load Not Properly Secured
  • Tools & Supplies Dropped from Overhead
  • Inadequate Number of Counterweights
  • Crane – Auto Accidents

Going forward in this series, and thereafter, we will discuss the factors that contribute to these accidents, and ways they can be prevented. We will also look at what safety is and what it means to our industry, and how to create a culture of safety.

Check our blog weekly for these and many more articles for news and information from our industry.

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