Cranes have been in use on construction sites for millennia. Being a contractor is all about planning effectively. You have to plan every aspect of your project, from start to finish and beyond; regardless of the size of the project, the details matter.
If a crane is expected on a job site, everyone involved, from the operators, supervisors, and planners, needs to know the chosen equipment capabilities and limits.
Many work and construction sites require using a crane on-site for at least a day or two, if not for more extended periods. For most expensive and technical equipment that is only situationally useful, it is often better to rent or subcontract the work to a specialized professional than to buy your own and expect a standard crew to know how it works.
General contractors and site supervisors are responsible for ensuring a project stays on time, under budget, and safe, which is an expansive undertaking, whether for construction, civil infrastructure, or other general jobs.
Construction sites and industries that utilize heavy equipment can be dangerous places to work if safety isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s mind. When it comes to crane operation, there’s a lot that can go wrong when operators and crew members are not adequately trained in safety protocols or if site safety and maintenance are lacking.
Construction and work sites that necessitate heavy equipment to get the job done can be busy and dangerous places to work safely. Engineering and technology advancements have made the worksites safer, but if safety and training aren’t kept at the forefront, the risk of accident increases.
Cranes are complicated, highly technical pieces of equipment that take a great deal of maintenance, site preparation, and training to operate safely. Accidents during operation can cause property damage that impacts your project's schedule and cost and can easily cause severe injury or death.
Whether you operate your own crane or rent for a specific part of the project, it is essential that you understand the personnel necessary for safe lift operations.