Safe Crane Operation all Year Round

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Operating cranes is something of a seasonal job, as there can be weather-related challenges that can cause differences in means of operation. If you are a professional crane operative and want to be able to work safely you need to have had training in different methods of crane operation in varying weather conditions.

The main weather condition that is going to affect crane operation is wind. If you are lifting and lowering loads in high wind, there is going to be some sway that you need to account for. As a crane operative, it’s up to you to decide if it’s safe to complete the lift and, if it is, to carry the process out safely. This requires training from operatives who are more experienced than you, and there should also be a manager or supervisor available for you to consult with when making your decision. Other weather that can affect crane operation includes rain, snow and ice.