Steel Gantry Crane Safety Measures

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What safety measures should I take when operating a steel gantry crane?

Steel Gantry Crane Safety Measures

Here are the safety measures you should take when operating a steel gantry crane, courtesy of

  • Never go over the maximum capacity printed on the top of the beam. The capacity printed includes the weight of the hoist and trolley too
  • Check for damage and make sure all hardware is tight before using
  • Never move or load unless both height adjustment pins are fully inserted
  • Stand clear of load while loading and unloading
  • Always operate crane on a level concrete or equal surface to ensure stability
  • Never push crane or adjust height when loaded
  • Never stand under load
  • Keep clear of electrical wires or any other electrical equipment
  • Make sure all operator safety labels are in place



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