From proper inspections and maintenance to training, warning labels and certifications, a lot goes into ensuring the safe operation of overhead cranes and hoists. We asked Shupper-Brickle Equipment’s Service & Safety Manager, Daniel Cahill: What’s the #1 safety issue you see in the field?
Crane & Hoist Safety
“The #1 safety issue I see in the field is a lack of education. A lot can go wrong when employees don’t have the proper training on overhead material handling equipment use and maintenance.
Thankfully, this is a simple problem to address. I highly recommend the benefits of operator training classes for new employees and an annual refresher course for existing employees. To really drive the point home, add specific operator rules and procedures to your employee handbook and hang procedural signs in the work area.
Considering the potential costs and possible injuries due to equipment misuse, these basic steps are very proactive measures in safety and prevention.”
Operator Training, OSHA Inspections & Other Safety Services
Shupper-Brickle Equipment offers an Operator Training Course to teach the skills needed to operate hoists and overhead crane equipment efficiently and to avoid injury. The course offers both hands-on operation and classroom instruction to New Jersey, NYC, parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and eastern Maryland. We also teach proper crane and hoist operation techniques and examine OSHA and ANSI regulations.