Crane accidents are preventable. Most are caused by inexperience, neglecting to preplan a lift, failure to inspect the crane and rigging before a lift, not setting up the crane properly, improperly rigging the load, and other similar problems. Knowing the basics of safe crane operation not only helps complete jobs safely, it also improves jobsite efficiency.

Remember to always check with the manufacturer for specific information regarding the maintenance, inspection, and safe operation of the cranes being used.