When industrial cranes and overhead fall protection have to share the same space.
Industrial operations that utilize ceiling-mounted cranes to assist in the handling of heavy or cumbersome material, are often busy and noisy environments to work. However, they don’t have to be unsafe.
Effective and capable crane operators will have a high level of training, experience and often use spotters to reduce the likelihood of personal injury, risks to others and property damage. When tasks and work routines require them to leave the ground level, they will be properly “tied off” and in the best cases, protected by complaint fall protection from High Engineering.
Fall Protection for Crane Maintenance
When inspecting cranes it is necessary to assess all structural supports and mechanical components to ensure proper function and the system is free from damage. Often lifts are used to perform this type of work. In some cases fall protection is integrated.
Fall Protection for Crane Operation
Crane operators will often require fall protection when they are loading/unloading and positioning material on flatbed trailers. However, fall protection systems, anchorages, and administrative controls are required for a wide variety of routines. What makes crane settings unique is that fall protection lanyards and crane hoists will often share the same space. Systems must account for this and our engineers know how it’s done.
Common Crane Solutions
- Rigid Track – often integrated along the runway for operation at height
- Single Point Attachment – to provide arrest at specific areas for maintenance and inspection
- Elevated Walkways & Guardrail – installed above or around a large gantry cranes for maintenance and inspection
Fall Safety Solutions for Industrial Enviornments
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Whether your project is a self-installation, supervised installation, or you require turnkey services, High Engineering Fall Protection specialists are standing by to assist you. Get started by requesting a quote or contact us at (403) 287 0475.