Crane has annual certification?
Operator has completed daily checklist?
Barricade around outriggers?
Overhead power lines protected?
Slings free of pinched cables, bird cages, broken strands
Synthetic slings not showing signs of wear, worn spots, indicator threads showing
Are they the right sling for the job, rated, right angle, not too short or too long
Load labels present?
Is the spread correct for the application
Any abnormal wear patterns on the spreader bar
Shackles: all the same size and rating
Are shackles on good lifting points
Have all loose items been removed from the load, are all objects staying on the load secured so not to fall or dislodge and shift the load
Tag lines on all loads?
Tag lines: are they long enough for the job
Tag lines: no knots or horse tails on the tag lines
Lifting points center the load?
Is the load going around a high risk area
Is the travel path clear of personnel
Is a copy of the lifting program on site for complex or heavy lifts