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How to Make Your Crane Operation More Efficient

Crane operations are complicated, and you require licensed and trained professionals to be able to operate them. There are many ways to make crane operations more efficient, and we will discuss some of them in this piece.


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1.Using the right boom length

The operator should consider different factors while deciding on the boom length. For example, you must consider the lifting capacity of the crane to know that what length of the boom is suitable for the job at hand. If you are using a small crane, then using a long boom will be useless. You have to consider the maximum reach of the crane because reaching objects is much easier when there is more distance between them.


2.Using proper attachments

Using the right attachments helps greatly with efficiency as well as safety if they are used correctly. Right attachments can be helpful when lifting and moving loads such as pallets, barrels, and other goods. Using the right attachments correctly will ensure safety for both the operator and others. However, using incorrect attachments can result in heavy stress on the crane itself.


3.Using safety equipment

Using safety equipment such as proper gloves and safety harnesses will help increase efficiency and productivity. According to statistics, five out of every 100 workers killed due to crane accidents are involved in work that involves them somehow directly or indirectly with the crane equipment or tool that they use during their daily operations. It is very important for the operator to wear the proper safety equipment.


4. Using tools properly

Tools can be very helpful in making operations more efficient, but using them incorrectly can result in damage to the machine and other tools. Using at least a few hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and hammers will help make operations more efficient.


5. Having a well-trained and experienced team

Having an experienced team for crane operations will help you operate safely, efficiently, and more effectively. Hence, it's very important to hire only trained professionals.


6. Using cranes right

The heavier the load being lifted, the more important it is to make sure that your crane's ability to lift it is tested beforehand. You can also check if there are any problems with the connections of the equipment before lifting it. Make sure you're always using the right crane for the job.


At Crane Warning Systems Atlanta, we offer a wide range of crane supplies that ensure construction sites are safer and more efficient for workers and others in the area. We have quality load Moment Indicators, crane load monitors, portable cameras, crane RCI indicators, crane anemometer, crane LMI systems, ATB Systems, among other parts to augment crane safety systems. Contact us to find out more.

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