The Importance of Crane Safety Systems
The use of cranes is widespread in industrial and construction workspaces—production facilities, job sites, and logistics hubs all require cranes for daily operations.
Their constant presence has led many to take them for granted, which inevitably leads to unsafe practices and negligence. The high number of preventable accidents associated with cranes has led to many catastrophes.
However, new approaches to crane training and heightened safety awareness in the workplace have helped decrease accidents. In particular, new technologies, such as crane warning systems, have made crane operations safer and more precise.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits and importance of crane safety systems in the workplace.
Crane warning systems, such as crane and equipment camera systems, allow operators to get a better view of their surroundings. Closed cabs often obstruct the operator’s view and can be a problem in more complex sites where the margin of error is very low. Even in open cabs, there are still blind spots around the crane.
Our CCS2 and CCS4 models, are mounted using magnets and can be put up anywhere for enhanced convenience. They are connected to a color display in the cabin that offers easy visibility.
It is recommended that all crane operators should be well-versed in hand signals so they can communicate easily with groundworkers. But signs can be overlooked or misinterpreted, which can lead to trouble.
Instead, it’s best to opt for two-way radios that leave no room for misinterpretation. Communication devices have come a long way, but for construction work, operators often need durable devices that can withstand the impact, temperature, and water. Our two-way radios, for example, are built to military standards and can withstand harsh environments.
Fewer Overload Accidents
Load moment indicators (LMI) and rated capacity indicators (RCI) are essential crane operator aides that prevent overload accidents. They provide a complete overview of the lift, including the weight of the load, capacity at radius, boom angle, boom length, and anti-two block warning.
Several sensors are placed on the crane, which provides an accurate report of the essential lifting data. They work well with both small mobile cranes and large lattice cranes.
Improved Overall Safety
Crane warning systems are vital to enhancing the overall safety of your project. They help protect your workers from accidents and reduce costs associated with unplanned downtime.
Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is a leading distributor of Rayco Wylie products in the US. We offer a wide selection of crane safety systems such as anemometers, crane LMI system crane capacity indicators, and crane load indicator system, to enhance the safety of your project.
Get in touch with us today to learn more.