Safety is always at the forefront of our minds at Hoosier Crane. Whether it's in our supply chain department when they're determining which parts to order, our engineering department when designing your crane, or our service department when performing inspections, safety is our number one priority.
Today we want to explore one of the essentials of safety in our industry. Training is an important part of any industry, but the importance is exaggerated when you're dealing with equipment like overhead cranes. More states are starting to require a license to operate overhead cranes. Michigan, California, and Massachusetts all have requirements that overhead crane and hoist operators must have a license to operate the crane or hoist. Even if training is not required, it is good practice to have all operators trained properly for their safety and the safety of those around them.
Training can provide operators with knowledge such as:
- How to properly select rigging and sling protection
- How to perform a daily inspection of the crane or hoist
- The ability to smoothly start, stop, and land a load
- Awareness of the potential hazards of crane use
- How to safely use a crane or hoist
- The ability to estimate a load's weight
Training operators to use overhead cranes safe and effectively is an important part of safety for your employees and in the workplace. Training crane operators can keep employees from harm while educating them on unsafe operation. Let's keep our industry as safe as possible. The investment in training is priceless.
If you are interested in additional training, we also offer personalized training sessions at your facility. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (800) 509-6131 or contact us today!