When you have a heavy load to move, you need to call the experts. Here are some key considerations to ensure that your crane and rigging company has what it takes to prevent accidents, protect workers and bear the load.
Let’s dive deeper into the specific considerations that influence how Bogner Construction adheres to these rules.
Training & Certification
For more than 125 years, one of the things that has sustained our business is our ability to learn and adapt. We apply this same mentality to our safety training and certifications. We’re proud to hold all of the following certifications:
OSHA 30-Hour Safety Course, CPR and Basic First Aid courses for all superintendents
OSHA 10-Hour Safety Course, CPR and Basic First Aid courses for all jobsite workers
All Operators are Certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
Daily, Monthly, and Annual Inspections are completed on all equipment.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
On each jobsite, we require our operators, workers and supervisors to wear hard hats, safety glasses, gloves and Hi-Vis Safety Apparel. apparel. Not only does this comply with regulations, but also reduces the risk of serious injuries, allowing team members to more easily identify where other workers are located on the job site.
Calculating your load is critical to safely determine the correct equipment for the job. Not only do you need to know how much weight needs to be moved, but you also need to know how the load is distributed and where the center of gravity falls.
Once the load is calculated, your crane company determines rigging configurations and calculates the lifting radius, the distance between the crane operator and the load’s attachment point. The length of the lifting radius directly impacts the crane’s capabilities, so make sure your crane and rigging company takes that into consideration.
Your load location makes a big difference in how easily (and quickly) a load can be lifted. Things like access, ground conditions, utilities and overhead hazards can play a role in the crane selection and placement.
Wind & Weather
Any reputable crane and rigging company will take all things into consideration – including the weather. At Bogner Construction, we do just that. We have enough experience to work in the elements, and we also have enough wisdom to know when to wait and try again tomorrow.
Rigging Plan (and Equipment)
After all of that is taken into account, our crane and rigging team carefully create a lift plan with all of the project specific information using our 3D Lift Plan Software. Also included with the Lift Plan are the lifting procedures, roles, and communication protocols for all team members.
Contact Bogner for Your Crane & Rigging Needs
At Bogner Construction, we have more than 125 years of experience in crane and rigging and know how to keep you and your team safe. Do you have a heavy load? Contact us to schedule a consultation today.