Safety Essential Verification - Mobile Cranes and Lifting
Take a photo of the lift.

Discuss with the workgroup how the lift zone has been identified as sufficient to protect surrounding personnel?

How have the workgroup ensured that the ground is of adequate stability and fall amount, free from below ground services and sufficently clear of excavations?

Is the rigger dogman not between the load, an object or a crane.

How has the workgroup ensured that communication will not be interrupted / lost during a lift?

During a pick and carry operation is the dogman forward of the crane in full view of the crane operator?

Is the crane components and load clear of powerlines or overhead structures at all stages of the planned lift? Has a safe approach distance to swing of powerlines been assessed

Can personnel involved in the task identify total combined weights (load and deductibles), and calculate crane capacity at lift radius andcshow this recordon lift start cards?

Take a photo of lift start card

Can personnel involved in pick and carry operations explain the terrain and cross falls information? Has the crane capacity been reduced for even ground (if permitted ).

Take a photo of the area to identify if controls are in place.

Is there anything that has the potential to hurt or injure someone?

Any improvements identified upon interaction with work group including over and above (or innovative) examples of risk treatment:

Action required?


Allocated to

Action due
Lead Inspector to sign

Add the names of other personnel on the inspection.

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.