January 28, 2009

Inspection of Overhaul Balls & Hook Blocks

Sometimes it can be easy to neglect to inspect some parts of your rigging hardware, especially when they rarely show external signs of wear.
April 25, 2005

Get a Professional on Your Side

Of course, you’ve got a wealth of experience behind you and a good understanding of the lift industry. But, sometimes the rules get grey, or you simply haven’t dealt with a certain situation before and need a little support.
January 25, 2005

Understanding Load Sharing In Multi-Crane Lifts

Multiple crane lifts can be tricky business. One source described two crane lifts as being more than twice as risky as single crane lifts with even more disproportionate increases in risk as more cranes are added. This is generally due to the load interaction between the cranes.
March 25, 2004

Manbasket Use on a Crane

If you own a crane, and especially if you’re in the business of renting it out, you’ve likely had requirements to raise a worker in a manbasket. If so, you should be familiar with section 153 of OHSA’s Regulations for Construction Projects. However, if this section means nothing to you, then you’re not alone. Even though this section was amended nearly ten years ago to allow manbaskets to be used on cranes, we still get requests for information on the applicable rules.
November 25, 2003

Common Reasons for Crane Accidents

Don’t let your crane hold up the project. Here’s a checklist to help ensure your crane operations satisfy the Construction Regulations so you can turn the inspector away with a smile.