Cranes on Construction Sites

Whenever a crane is on a construction site it creates hazards, hazards that affect not just those using it but everyone else on site and those in the surrounding area. Those involved in hoisting operations are usually aware of hazards created with using a crane, but what about those not directly involved? What do they know and how will the hoisting operations affect them?

It is the responsibility of the entity controlling the site to make sure everyone else on site and those in the surrounding area are aware of when a crane will be used. There needs to be notification given before the crane arrives and at the beginning of each day it is used. Planning needs to occur so the hoisting operation proceeds without glitches.

Safety

Phil Mercuris

Safety Sales & Services Consultant
(515) 657-4391

Tom Suckow

WORKSAFE Program Coordinator
(515) 657-4384