Employee Competencies

Employees can describe why the rated load capacity of the crane must be clearly marked on each side of the crane.

Employees can describe how they perform a pre-use inspection on the crane.

Employees can demonstrate that they have completed proper training for the crane operation.

Supervisor Competencies

Supervisors can describe how they trust but verify the following for their employees:

Only properly task trained employees operate the overhead crane. (Supervisor knows who is trained on his / her crew)

Proper daily inspections are conducted.

Periodic crane preventative maintenance / inspections is completed.

Observation of Work Practices

Does communication take place with employees to plan the lift and determine who will clear the path of travel?

Has a path of travel been established and are persons kept out of path of travel in an appropriate manner?

Do operators leave their position at the controls while the load is suspended or pass under a suspended load on the hook?

Is the hoist chain or hoist rope free of kinks or twists and not be wrapped around the load?

Is the sling clear of all obstacles?

Is a load test conducted by making an initial lift of a few inches?

Is the load balanced or are adjustments made to balance the load?

Is movement of the load conducted in a manner that prevents swinging of the load?

Is there a clear path of travel and are areas appropriately quardoned off?

Is the risk of colliding with other overhead cranes properly managed?

Is contact with the bumper block prevented?

Are communications with the crane operator clear and concise when applicable?

Is a motion alarm in place and functional when the crane is in motion?

Auditor(s) Signature

Revision 1.0 iCloud posted document is the controlled copy. 06/19/13