811  Crane Safety Management

Daily, cranes tip over, collapse, drop loads, and fail to perform as designed or expected due to common gaps in operational skill and efficiency among the members of the workforce. Safety Professionals need, at a minimum, basic crane safety knowledge to challenge common operator misconceptions, empower operators and riggers with authority and knowledge, and educate line supervision and upper management about crane management risk and responsibilities. In this seminar, you will learn how managers using cranes, and others, fail to critically assess craning and hoisting practices and risk, and how this and other factors cause accidents and mishaps with cranes. Discussion and examples focus on mobile cranes, but principles of crane safety management apply to all cranes, including tower, gantry, bridge, traveler, pedestal, jib, and other cranes.

Learn to:


- Recognize the most critical areas that need to be managed for crane safety and reduce the majority of factors that cause accidents

- Control and question crane operators, and empower operators to question users and lift supervisors on appropriate information critical to proper crane safety practices

- Describe the effects of structural, mechanical, external, and human impact on crane safety

- Discuss the requirements of OSHA and ANSI basics and the potential impact of new proposed rules may have on crane management and operations

- Advise and audit the rigging and craning team on the basics of proper crane set up and safe operation that will provide maximum crane safety

Instructors: Barry A. Cole, President and CEO, Cole-Preferred Safety Consulting, Inc., Preferred Safety Products, Inc., Denver, CO

Credit: 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.0 Safety CM Points # 09-113