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General Rules For Overhead Gantry Crane Operators

General Operator Shall and Shall Not’s:

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  • SHALL know hand signals used for hoist and crane operations, if a signal person is used in the operation, and accept signals from only persons authorized to give hand signals; except SHALL obey a stop signal regardless of who gives it.
  • SHALL NOT adjust or repair a crane or hoist unless qualified and authorized to perform such maintenance.
  • SHALL NOT use a hoist lead limiting device as a means to measure the load.
  • SHALL exercise common sense procedures which are derived from experience, knowledge, and training.

General Operator Do Not’s:

  • DO NOT operate a crane and hoist that is damaged or has any actual or suspected mechanical or electrical malfunction.
  • DO NOT attempt to lengthen or repair damaged wire rope.
  • DO NOT use the wire rope, any part of the crane, hoist, load block or hook as a ground for welding.
  • DO NOT allow a welding electrode to be touched to the wire rope.
  • DO NOT remove or obscure any warnings or warning labels on the crane or hoist.
  • DO NOT walk under a suspended load or allow any other personnel to walk under a suspended load.
  • DO NOT perform or allow any personnel to perform ANY work on a suspended load that requires that worker to be positioned under the suspended load.
Rick Dutton