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Seven Tips for Safe Crane Operation

Written by Wall Street News on March 9th, 2016. Posted in Ground protection mats, Poly crane mats, Steel crane pad

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During a 1997 and 2006, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports approximately 82 death’s due to crane operation every year. Prone to tipping, cranes are without a doubt dangerous machines that should be handled with care and forethought. The rate of tipping incidents, referred to as “upsets,” is one in every 10,000 and can result from a variety of factors, from ineffective ground protection mats to mistakes during operation. Compiled here are seven tips to help avoid a potentially fatal upset.

  1. At the beginning of the job, purchase or rent appropriate equipment from a crane mat company. Reducing a crane’s down bearing pressure also reduces the likelihood of an upset from the crane’s Continue Reading No Comments