A crane is a machine which is used to lift, lower and move materials. They are used in many different settings including the transport industry for loading and unloading freight; the manufacturing industry for moving, lifting and lowering equipment and parts; and in the construction industry for moving materials to various locations at the work site. Generally the items being lifted in all industries are heavy and beyond the capability of being moved by human strength alone. For this reason, the crane is a vital piece of equipment in all industries.
As with any type of equipment or machinery, there are significant safety issues to be considered with the operation of a crane. Crane operators, and workers in close proximity to the crane, must follow certain procedures and guidelines to ensure their safety and those around them. This training provides in-depth information concerning the use of hand signals to help guide the movement of loads during the operation of cranes.
The video is 13 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the OSHA regulations, including:
The following are free previews of the Intro to Crane – Hand Signals Training videos: