Customers will receive a detailed, accurate lift plan, utilizing state-of-the-art 3D graphics and a powerful crane selection algorithm.
Annually about 50 riggers are killed when loads have slipped from the rigging or when the rigging has failed. To protect workers against accident, OSHA has a series of strict rigging requirements. These requirements call for maintaining rigging equipment and properly training employees, to name a few. Employees whose work activities include rigging must be trained in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions.
Ben Franklin once said that “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” This is especially true when it comes to making overhead lifts with cranes. Even the most basic types of material handling need to have a plan in place so we can ensure the safety of everyone on the project. Some of the fundamentals of handling materials safely is to know what the weight of what you are lifting and make sure that it falls within the safe operating limits of the equipment. Additionally, we want to be sure that the site conditions are adequate for the equipment and personnel. When a contractor has a documented lift plan it is almost like having an additional insurance policy that the lift will go smoothly.
The crane experts at Trivent Safety Consulting have a tremendous amount of know-how when it comes to making safe overhead lifts with cranes, with a combined experience of over 50 years. We can assist you in determining everything that goes into making your lift safe from the type of rigging / rigging hardware and hitch configuration you should use to the selection of the crane and its placement, as well as ground bearing pressure requirements to safely make your lift. The plan will determine which type of crane pads or mats are best for the ground conditions. Ground bearing calculations can now be made for steel mats with an option for layering steel mats over timber for better distribution of outrigger loads. If you are looking for assistance in developing a safe lift plan on your project, then be sure to contact the crane and rigging experts at Trivent Safety Consulting.