• Carmen Zajicek

What Role Do Camera Systems Play In Cranes?


Camera systems are vital safety instruments on sites where cranes are being operated. According to OSHA, cameras are an important operational aid that make crane-related jobs easier and safer.


They’re especially useful for overhead cranes, where vision and perception can become difficult due to distances.


Here’s what you need to know about the role they play:


Cameras act as the eyes of the operator

Cameras behave like ‘extra eyes’ for crane operators, helping them see beyond their cabin.

They allow operators to see the area surrounding the load and the rigger in much more detail, minimizing the risk of mistakes. These are two of the most critical spots that cause blind spot situations and crane accidents. Cameras make the mobilization and demobilization phases a lot simpler.


Cameras also help operators ensure that the area where the crane is operating is clear of both obstructions and personnel, enable them to verify that the load is attached to the hook block properly, and that load placement is taking place accurately. This increases the speed of job completion, making operations more efficient.


Better job site communication

Previously, construction managers had to hire extra personnel to stand outside the crane’s cabin. These personnel would look out for obstructions and shout instructions to the crane operator.


This was a highly inefficient practice, since construction sites are noisy, and it’s not always easy to get instruction across verbally. With cameras, the need for a middleman is removed. Risk assessment on the job is now a much more precise process.


As a construction manager or a business owner, you can remotely manage a job site with the help of a camera-generated aerial view. You can also use the camera to accurately assess the quality of operations and determine whether milestones are being met.


Increased confidence

If a crane operator relies on their instincts to move a crane, they move around slowly because they’re conscious of their surroundings. They won’t have a precise idea of the load’s position or that of obstructions, so they’ll play it safe to avoid collateral damage.


With cameras in place, crane operators can perform their job more confidently. They give them greater control over their work. As a result, the crane operator will find it easy to get tasks done faster. This improves time-efficiency on the job site.


Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is your go-to option for all sorts of crane safety instrumentation, including crane load monitoring system. These are available in multiple options, with full-color displays that can be used with all sorts of heavy machinery.


They’re also easy to mount, and the installation only takes about half an hour.


Get in touch for details about crane camera system.


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