The following shall be considered for all Crane and Hoist operations:
- A walk down of area shall be performed prior to lift to warn and move personnel from lift areas prior to hoisting.
- No load shall directly pass over any personnel at any time including any occupied building, trafficked roads or overhead utilities.
- Where possible, outriggers must be fully extended and placed on outrigger pads suitable for the imposed loads to be applied prior to any swinging or lowering of all loads for lifts irrespective of size or duration. This includes all mobile cranes and all truck-mounted booms.
- Hoisting Operations shall be suspended at temperatures specified by manufactures specifications.
- No Hoisting shall be permitted when the wind velocity is greater than 32Km/h (20 mph) unless the crane manufacturer has designed the crane for a greater wind loading.
- Erect crane only after proposed location has been checked and found clear of any underground utilities, culverts or similar voids.
- All Pick and Carry activities shall be approved by designated Pipeworx management with a detailed Job Hazard Analysis. Pick and carry duties must be those defined by the manufacturer and those duties must not be exceeded especially when using hydraulic truck mounted cranes. Unless specified, lifting over the cab is prohibited. Generally Pick and Carry duties are over the proper quadrant as required arcs and at defined travel speeds.
- Loads being transported by cranes in a “Pick and Carry” applications shall be treated as a critical lift and be carried as low to the ground as possible, tied back and the use of tag lines will be used for control.
- Operators of Cranes and hoists shall ensure the use of tag lines to control loads.
- Operators shall not extend horizontal pull, at any angle, to the boom or jib nor shall they at any time attempt to exert a lifting force on a trapped load for the purpose of freeing the load and continuing with the lift.
- Man riding is only permitted on a basket certified for a specified load, attached by a set of 4 shackles and a secondary rigging. Riders will be wearing full harnesses and clipped to the main hook or master link.
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