Cranes and Lifting Critical Controls
Work area management
• Exclusion zone, barriers & segregation
• Integrity of lifting equipment
• Pre operational inspection & load calculation
• Securing devices

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Discuss: What Crane and Lifting hazards are present?

Discuss: What are the Critical Controls for Cranes and Lifting equipment?

Were the critical risks and controls discussed during your pre-start meeting?

Have lifts been communicated to work groups impacted? (including contractors)

Are mobile cranes parked so they are secured against movement?

Are exclusion zones identified and communicated to all work groups?

Has physical barricading been installed?

Have drop impact zones been effectively identified and controlled?

Does barricading material meet the required standard (red/white danger tape, information tag, access controlled via a spotter)?

Is lifting equipment within its 3-monthly test date?

Is lifting equipment inspected by a competent person prior to each use?

Is the crane inspection/logbook available for inspection and a pre-use inspection

Does the crane hook SWL match crane SWL?

Is the operator verified as competent on the specific model of crane being used?

Has the load calculation been carried out and has the load been balanced?

Is the object being lifted free from stored energy?

Were gaps identified during the field verification today?

What actions were taken to close those gaps, by who, by when?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.