Crane service - general OHS remarksCrane service. What should the gantry crane remember?The gantry crane is a device that can only be operated by a person having the appropriate UDT qualifications. Its task is to properly prepare the device for work and to carry out work, as well as to carry out appropriate activities after completion of work.Detailed information on the operation of overhead cranes can be found in the OHS manual - the employer is obliged to provide it to the employee who should read its provisions. What are the general remarks on the operation of overhead cranes contained in the OHS manual?An employee may commence working with a gantry crane: with appropriate health and safety training, and Firewith the appropriate qualifications for overhead cranes granted by the Office of Technical Inspectionin good health, as confirmed by a certificate issued by an occupational medicine physicianin appropriate work clothing without loose elements, in appropriate work shoes and personal protective equipment such as a protective helmet, protective glovesBefore starting work, the crane operator should carry out all the necessary preparatory activities: getting acquainted with the entries in the operation book (handover or service book)checking the vicinity of the device for safetygetting to know the loads to be transported and preparing a safe place for their storageagreement with the hook system of communication with the use of signals and symbolsdaily inspection of the device and its test drivemaking a proper entry in the operation book (handover or service)The tasks entrusted to the crane operator should be performed in accordance with the rules and regulations as well as the supervisor's recommendations so that they do not pose a threat.Activities prohibited while working with the gantry crane:work on the device without a valid UDT decision, the device is inoperative or incomplete, for example with incorrect or damaged slingsperforming work under the influence of alcohol or drugslifting loads with a weight greater than the permissible lifting capacity of the cranelifting loads out of range of the devicelifting loads that are welded, bolted or frozen to the groundtransportation of loads carrying people, over people or over their workstationsleaving the load entrusted to the devicemaintenance of the device during its operation and carrying out unauthorized repairs or adjustmentsThese are only some recommendations. Detailed information can be found in the health and safety instructions.We invite you to a crane course at our Operators Training Center - get the crane license with us!