Overhead crane safety: systems and risks

Safety on overhead cranes is essential. These cranes work with high load capacities and can be dangerous if not operated safely.

Risks on overhead cranes

The obvious danger of overhead cranes begins with the strength of the equipment. They therefore pose risks to personnel or loads if they are not operated properly.

  1. Heavy loads: Handling heavy loads can pose a risk to operators if proper precautions are not taken.
  2. Collision with structures or objects: There is a risk of accidental collisions with structures, machines or other objects in the working area.

Safety measures on overhead cranes

To guarantee safety, it is essential to implement appropriate measures and procedures. These measures include

  1. Training and certification: Overhead crane operators must be properly trained and certified to operate the equipment safely. There is a licence which, through a training course, certifies the holder to use an overhead crane.
  2. Regular inspections: It is important to carry out regular inspections and to maintenance to identify possible faults or deterioration that could compromise safety.
  3. Use of security devices: Installing devices such as load limiters, emergency brakes and fall arrest systems can help prevent accidents and minimise risks. You can consult all our safety accessories on the page of upgrades.
  4. Signposting and delimitation of areas: Proper marking and demarcation of areas is essential to prevent unauthorised access and ensure the safety of all personnel in the working environment. We have a system of delimitation.
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Acting in complete safety is very positive for the personnel and the lifting equipment:

  1. Reduction of accidents and injuries: Correct implementation of safety measures reduces the likelihood of accidents.
  2. Increased productivity: A secure environment translates into greater productivity and efficiency in operations.
  3. Regulatory compliance: Complying with security regulations and standards does not guarantee the protection of your personnel.

By implementing appropriate safety measures, such as training, regular inspections and the use of safety devices, you can minimise risks and create a safe and efficient working environment.

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