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Click here to download an ad-free version of this talk! Lifting and rigging work tasks are considered a high hazard task by many companies. There are a lot of associated hazards that accompany lifting any loads with cranes or equipment.
Warde, Page A. One of the most hazardous operations in the construction industry is rigging and material lifting with cranes and other hoisting devices.
Warde, Page A. One of the most hazardous operations in the construction industry is rigging and material lifting with cranes and other hoisting devices. This paper will cover the requirements necessary to achieve safe rigging practices, and specifically focus on the inspection, limitation, and precautions of this equipment. In construction, the ability to handle and move material and equipment on projects is vital to successful phase progression and completion.
Many different crafts must use rigging and hoisting equipment for the demolition, movement and placement of equipment or material. The task of material handling is, for the most part, performed by all employees. It ranges from minimal manual lifting to critical lifts requiring huge rigging and lifting equipment, but both must use basic manual handling or rigging techniques to ensure that the task is completed safely.
One of the unfortunate and preventable consequences of material handling by employees is that people can be injured.
The single largest cause of these injuries is the mishandling of material. Most of the injuries could have been avoided if material had been handled by mechanical means. Charles N. Jeffress is that "every year, an average of 35 iron workers die during steel erection activities and 2, more suffer lost workday injuries". The workers who perform minimal material handling either by manual or mechanical means must be trained in the proper manual lifting or rigging techniques and work practices.
Those workers engaged in special, high-risk activities must be trained and competent to perform the work. All rigging activity no matter the magnitude and scope requires planning, implementation of and the use of basic rigging safety techniques and work practices.
Now lets focus on the fundamentals of and the basic safety of rigging. The basic rigging job consists of the load, the attachment and the lifting device. Of the three, the load is the most important. The weight of the load and its physical characteristics must be known for the proper rigging equipment to be determined.
In determining the weight and characteristics of the load the following may be used. Caution must be exercised with the bill of lading because it may not be correct. Load Information: The load information can be painted on the load, on a nameplate, cast or welded on the load or on a weight shipping tag. Weighing the Load: Weighing the load can be done at private or public scales. Dynamometers, cable weighing scales and crane load indicator can be used, but calibration on the weighing devices must be checked.
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Since , accidents involving tower cranes have resulted in 25 serious injuries and 9 fatalities. This article will detail the main crane-related hazards you might encounter at work and will provide you with some important safety tips to protect yourself from injury. Working with cranes poses many hazards, and unsafe working practices can result in injuries, fatalities and costly damage to buildings and materials. When working with overhead cranes, falling loads are one of the most common, and most dangerous, hazards. A falling load can result in several injuries, fatalities and significant structural damage to buildings and property. Additionally, it will also lead to significant time and money costs.
Our commitment is to provide the most comprehensive safety training courses, materials, and certifications for operators, inspectors, and trainers within the crane and lifting. This crane has a Max. An entry shall be made in Part I of the Register. Use this checklist to also indicate if an inspection item is not applicable or if an issue has been corrected. Inspection of slings, shackles, hooks and wire ropes is conducted prior to use and any findings are entered into the Lifting Gear Register. The planning of individual routine lifting operations may be the responsibility of those who carry them out eg a slinger or crane operator.
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Lifting operations are inherent to many occupations in the construction industry. They can be performed manually or using lifting equipment. Both manual lifting and mechanical lifting operations can put construction workers at great risk of injury or health symptoms causing sick leave or disability. The costs of accidents and ill health related to lifting operations, are immense. This article describes the risks associated with lifting operations in the construction industry and measures to reduce these risks.
Learn how to plan and execute a lifting operation safely. A lifting plan provides a systematic approach towards planning a lift and ensures that the lifting operation is properly managed. For example, a lifting plan would ensure that the crane is safely deployed and operated, and the lifting crew are clear about their roles and responsibilities.