Cranes play an important role when we have to move certain types of materials. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration permits only trained, qualified employees to use this equipment, but we should all know what’s involved. When we understand the complexity of these moves, we can see how important it is to stay clear of operating cranes and assure detailed inspections.
The slings that cranes use to hold suspended loads are also a key element in this kind of material handling. Slings are made of a variety of materials. We determine what type of sling to use by the size and type of load, and the environmental conditions in the work area.
For cranes and slings to perform properly, they have to be in top condition. So, good inspection and maintenance are especially important.