Tag: Safety Topics

Everything related to crane and rigging safety, check out these articles for tips on how to protect your assets and avoid unnecessary jobsite risk.

Lightning Season is approaching, how do we protect ourselves?

With lightning season approaching, it is best to learn and understand the safety regulations in 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 what we’re told. This is the complete opposite when it comes to safety on a job site – knowing why an accident, Read More


Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that have individual center of gravity points. These are the superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components has its own center of gravity. Depending on how 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


Can a Crane be Compared to a Car?

When it comes to the summertime we often think about and plan family road trips. Before getting on the road, we would typically have the car inspected and maintained. Cranes should be no different, and Read More

May 4th, 2016 | Tags:

Does Having New Gear Mean It’s Perfect?

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


Less Assuming, More Doing

When using rigging gear, or any gear for that matter, do you assume it’s in perfect condition just because it’s new? Sadly, we cannot look at it that way. Safety is requiring everyone to start Read More

February 26th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Asking the Proper Questions Before a Crane Lift

When a crane operator arrives at a job site, 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 Read More


Ground Conditions According to OSHA 1926.1402

OSHA 1926.1402 defines ground conditions as the ability of the ground to support the equipment (including slope, compaction, and firmness). This guideline 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, and it happens more often than it should. It is, however, one of the easiest hazards to prevent. There Read More


What Is the Legal Load Size for Your Truck?

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

  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 may be avoided simply Read More


Sims Crane Minute – Basic Crane Hand Signals

If you’ve watched our Sims Crane Minute videos, you’ll recall how Bob Berry reminds us of the importance of good communication for a safe, smooth crane and rigging operation. The basic hand signals used by Read More


The Importance of Maintaining a Hydraulic Boom

Hydraulic boom maintenance for all-terrain and rough-terrain cranes can often become an afterthought amidst busy work schedules. As TADANO discussed in “Rough Terrain Crane Maintenance and Extreme Working Conditions,” maintenance schedules can often even be accelerated Read More