Continuing with our previous post, we would like to focus now on the inspection checklist of mobile cranes, and the lift plan template and procedures to prevent accidents at the job site. Careful exam and rigorous inspection checklist of mobile cranes key aspects, as certification and qualification of the operator and the validity of his license to drive, the mobile crane specifications and net lifting capacity, are as important as the follow-up of the mobile cranes inspection guidelines issued by the American OSHA or the British HSE.
In fact, to meet the formal aspects of safety regulations (Osha, HSE, etc.) for working with mobile cranes, is the first step to avoid unnecessary troubles. Save costs to avoid regulations compliance, is self-deception. Licenses, certifications, qualifications, supplier specifications and user manuals in the local language, must also be part of the mobile crane inspection checklist, periodically. To check and confirm the regulations are respected, before placing the equipment into operation (market), is a must and then it should be constantly done, over the mobile crane entire lifetime. You can meet all the previous conditions and get even the best lift plan template and the best lifting procedure and every piece of machinery under license, but if the crane has not passed every inspection, the Health and Safety Officer could impede its access to the job site. Read more