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Heavy Equipment Heads Up: Crane Operator Hand Signals

Posted by Joe Gargiulo | Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Every once in a while, someone invents a better handle, better mousetrap, or in this case, a better way of training construction crews. Crane Service Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico commissioned ProspectMX of Lancaster, Pennsylvania to generate what must be the definitive infographic about crane operator hand signals.

The Crane Operator Hand Signal Guide uses simple animation to demonstrate the proper way of assisting crane operators from the ground in the heavy equipment industry.

“According to OSHA regulations, a signal person must be present on the job site when the load or area near the load is not in full view of the operator, when the equipment will need to move throughout the job and the direction of movement is obstructed, or when the operator or site manager believes a signal person should be present because of site safety conditions,” states the infographic’s description.

“To safely direct a load, a qualified signal person must be able to know the types of signals used at the work site, competently communicate signals, and know the specifics of the crane equipment they’re working with — such as its limitations and all dynamics involved in crane and boom movement and lifting.”

The text portion continues with reasons for using hand signals, including “clarity, speed, distance and noise.”

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Topics: Heavy Equipment

Written by Joe Gargiulo

Mkt and Communications Mgr Joe Gargiulo has 25 years in copy writing, public relations and marketing. He enjoys connecting story leads to all aspects of the human experience.