Several industries rely on overhead cranes and, in particular, the automobile industry is known for using them to move raw materials. They are also widely used in the process of refining steel and other kinds of metals such as aluminium and copper. There is a notion that overhead cranes are cost prohibitive, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Depending on the lifting capacity and size of the rig, overhead cranes can sometimes be about on par with a mobile crane of equal capacity.
Yorkshire is renowned for its challenging weather conditions and operating overhead cranes in Leeds during extreme weather can be a dangerous occupation. Here are three top safety tips every overhead crane operator should know.
When working on a construction site, it is essential that safety is a priority. Lifting equipment is beneficial in assisting with building and construction, yet safety should be put in place when workers manage the nitty-gritty work at height.
Construction workers are at high risk of falls and injuries when working at altitudes; therefore, ensuring that procedures are in place could prevent serious issues. The most common causes of injury is falling from ladders and roofs. How can falls be prevented? A harness may be your answer.
As an employer, you have a duty to make your workplace as safe as possible for those you employ, and this extends to choosing proper lifting and rigging equipment. The problem that many businesses face is that they’re not sure exactly what these are: Would a marine rope suffice, or is a wire rope a necessity? Is a chain sling best, or should you opt for a wire rope option instead?
Thousands of businesses in the manufacturing and construction industries utilise overhead cranes to lift and transport goods and materials and, when these are properly operated, they make the entire process quicker, easier, and safer for all.
But as will always be the case when working with such large machinery, it can also be very dangerous, and numerous injuries and fatalities due to accidents are recorded each year. This means that putting proper measures in place to minimise risks is essential.
If you’re wondering how to do that, here are some top tips to help you.
When it comes to performing lifting jobs, it is vital to make sure that the equipment that you are using is checked and maintained on a regular basis not only for you and your colleagues but also any third parties that may be entering the premises.
There are a lot of rules and regulations with regards to maintaining and checking your equipment, but we’ve suggested a few ways to make sure that your access and safety equipment is of the best quality for any kind of job.
As powerful pieces of machinery, the maintenance and upkeep of cranes and pulleys is of the utmost importance. To ensure safe operation, these machines should, as far as possible, be kept ‘as new’. There are a number of routine steps that can and should be taken to ensure that this is the case.
Ensuring safety in the workforce is of paramount importance in this day and age. Heavy machinery and the increasing complexity of project operations necessitates an increased awareness of hazard, risk and the means of reducing potential harm. Today we wanted to talk about three simple but important considerations to ensure pulleys are bearing loads safely in your workplace.
We couldn’t imagine the industries of today without cost-effective tools such as pulleys. They allow us to move and transport heavy workloads with minimum effort. But, how much do you know about them?
Falling in the workplace is something which every employee and employer wishes to avoid, but sometimes a fall happens despite everybody’s best intentions. You must ensure that your workforce is prepared to deal with a fall, both for themselves and their co-workers, and the aftermath of any fall.