OPERATION AND SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
The operator of all motor propelled equipment literally has the life of the equipment as well as lives of fellow workmen in
his hands. Only by careful and intelligent use can he prevent accidents or damage to his fellow workmen or equipment.
A few safety and operational suggestions are listed below and the operator should become familiar with them and any
other advisable safety measures that may be desirable because of unusual requirements of his individual installation.
Inspect frequently any below-the-hook devices such as slings, grabs. chains and hooks. Do not use if
there is any doubt as to condition or ability to carry the load
Never make any lift until you are certain that your load is clear of overhanging equipment and that fellow
workmen are clear of possible danger from swinging or rotation of the load.
Check hoist brakes frequently. If brakes do not hold load when lifted a few inches off floor, do not use
equipment until brakes have been adjusted.
Avoid side or off-center lifting. Always center hook over the load.
Do not carry loads over workmen.
Be sure that all loads are safely and securely hooked.
When equipment is floor controlled, transport the load as close to the floor as possible. This permits the
operator to guide the load and have the "feel" of the equipment.
Avoid bumping of other units on the system. The impact can damage equipment and cause load to swing
Avoid bumping of safety stops and other protective baffles. They are intended for emergency stops only.
Be careful to determine that any track switches or interlocks that may be in the system are properly set for
through travel by your unit.
Be sure to disengage interlocks on interlocking crane before attempting to move the crane. If care is not
exercised in this respect, interlocks can become misaligned and difficult to operate.
Do not allow anyone to ride the hook.