1. Does each crane have a service record, current test certificate and pre-use safety checklist?
2. Has all lifting equipment been tagged and tested with pre-use inspections completed effectively?
3. Where lift exceeds 75% of the cranes capacity, has a lift study been completed?
4. Have ground and weather conditions been controlled effectively?
5. Is the work area adequately barricaded with exclusion zones to control interactions with other workgroups and plant / equipment?
6. Are all employees involved in the lift suitably qualified and assessed as competent?
7. Are crane operators situated to ensure crane controls are not unattended while a load is suspended?
8. Is a load chart, gauge or indicator available to operator?
9. Are mandatory safety latches fitted to lifting hooks?
10. Do all lifting components bear the Safe Working Load (SWL)?
11. Are tools available and used to distance personnel from the load e.g. tag lines / push & pull bars etc.?
12. Have loads containing sharp edges been adequately packed to prevent sling damage?
13. Are appropriate methods of communication implemented effectively between the crane operator and those assisting with the lift?
14. Are additional spotters in place where overhead obstructions or restricted visibility limits the view of personnel controlling lifts?
15. Where personnel are suspended via the crane:
a. Is the lift box correctly tagged (SWL, design registration no)?
b. Are personnel wearing a full body harness?
16. Are safe behaviours being demonstrated, i.e. not complacent/distracted/rushing?
17. Has a documented rescue and emergency plan been developed and understood by all workers?