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Essential Crane Capacity Chart Guidelines for Safe Operation


E-Z Pickens Crane Service in action, lifting at an Edmonton construction site


In Edmonton's bustling construction sector, understanding crane capacity charts is vital for safety and efficiency. Here are essential guidelines:

  1. Right Chart Selection: Use the appropriate chart for your crane, a fundamental step for any lift.

  2. Radius Measurement: Accurate radius measurements are critical, particularly for significant construction projects.

  3. Accessible Charts: Keeping a crane capacity chart in the cabin is a standard practice for safety.

  4. Equipment Considerations: Adjust for jibs, blocks, and other rigging equipment in your calculations.

  5. Chart Verification: Regular checks and using tools like straight edges help maintain accuracy.

  6. Net Capacity: Lifting within the crane's net capacity is crucial for operational safety.

  7. Capacity Distinctions: Understanding the difference between gross and net capacities is key.

  8. Jib and Boom Use: Adjust capacities when using a jib or a retracted boom.

  9. Chart Reliance: Depend on the chart for guidance over instinct.

  10. Encouraging Questions: Open communication about crane capacity charts promotes a safer work environment.

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Visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety for more on crane operation standards.


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