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A telescopic handler, or telehandler, can be used as a crane, power elevated platform or a forklift, but most importantly the equipment must be safe to use and the operator must be competent in their job to prevent serious accidents from occurring.
In fact, accidents with telehandlers happen on a regular basis across the world, and companies must be aware of best practices in order to minimize these risks. Read more →
Businesses in the heavy lifting industries are required to adhere to strict health and safety protocols, and that includes the regular inspection of equipment such as cranes. In fact, in Alberta, the government dictates that crane inspections should take place once a year.
Whether it’s time for your crane to have a mechanical inspection or a weld inspection, a professional will not only help you to meet industry regulations but they will also give you the peace-of-mind needed for the continued and efficient running of your business. Read more →
Mobile cranes are an essential part of any business in the heavy-lifting industries, but when a crane operator attempt to lift a load more than the weight capacity of the crane the results can be disastrous.
There’s no room for error when it comes to critical crane lifts, and load calculations are absolutely essential. Crane incidents, more often than not, are the fault of those operating them and this has serious safety consequences for your business. Read more →
Whether you’re in the oil field, material handling or any industry that requires heavy lifting, it’s likely that you use a crane as a part of your process. The government dictates that cranes should be inspected at least once a year, making weld inspections a vital part of your business operations.
The government’s Standard CSA Z150-2011 states: “A structural inspection report shall be prepared containing details of what was inspected and by which method, the location of defects, if any, and the repair procedures and re-inspection of findings along with the opinion of the engineer that the crane is structurally sound when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.” Read more →
A certified weld inspector – as mentioned in our previous blog on the importance of an outsourced weld inspector – is essential for any company in an industry that requires the use of heavy machinery, such as cranes or forklifts.
Not only are weld inspections important for the safety of employees, the efficiency of machinery and for liability reasons, but they are also a fundamental business practice to meet industry standards and regulations. Read more →
I have hinted that there are problems with the safety code for mobile cranes in previous articles. I have also had numerous discussions with those in the crane industry about what exactly is implied by the way Alberta occupational health and safety (OH&S) adopted CSA Z150. The part that is specifically confusing people is how OH&S wants us to handle articulating cranes. I was hoping that the new z150 and new OH&S code would solve this problem but I am getting tired of waiting the 5+ years for them to fix this issue… Read more →
This article provides a review of the inspection and testing requirements for overhead travelling cranes. This includes gantry cranes that are commonly found in shops across Alberta and Canada… Read more →
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