Operating overhead bridge cranes can be a challenge at times. If you follow a few tips, they can lead to better management of the crane in circumstances where you might not have thought you had control.
1. If you aren’t sure of how far the hook of the crane will travel, then consider painting a strip on the floor. This can give you a visual aid so that you can clearly see how much distance you have while in the cab of the crane. Make sure the paint is bright, such as orange or yellow, so that it can be seen. You should also ensure that the crane would not lean when you reach the painted strip.
2.There are sometimes platforms or ladders attached to the ceiling or in the way. If there aren’t rail stops in the area to prevent the crane from connecting with these items, then they should be put in place. Keep the crane from traveling to these areas to make it easier to avoid the objects that are in the way.
3. The company might want to install pipes and other equipment at some point. The arc of the crane needs to be positioned so that it doesn’t intersect the pipes and other items that are installed.
4. All of the components of the crane need to be parked in a designated area. The area needs to be clearly marked with paint on the floors and signs on the walls and posts. This can not only aid those who operate the cranes, but it can assist those who work in the building know where the crane will be at all times.
5. Only those who are trained to operate the crane need to be on the machine. If there is an emergency, then only those who are professionals need to respond to the incident.