Large construction projects often require cranes to lift heavy and bulky construction equipment and materials. It is important for every member of the construction team to understand the basic procedures of Rent equipment in Virginia.
Rule number one is safety on the construction sites. A detailed process should be developed and followed for each appointment, and this process should be reviewed periodically by all team members.
Before attempting to pick up or lift material or equipment, a preliminary checklist should be established regarding what crane equipment is being used, equipment condition, weight tolerances and landing site conditions.
In addition, there are specific crane safety regulations provided and enforced by the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These provisions must be strictly adhered to.
There are two types of elevators as defined by the DOE, regular and critical. Critical elevators are any elevator that poses an increased risk to personnel or where an accident will have a significant impact on the project, environment, or facility.
One of the most important elements to consider in the initial checklist is to review the condition of the equipment. Before lifting the load, straps, hoists, cables, slings, spread bars, bolts, etc. should be inspected carefully for signs of wear or damage.