Checks That The Driver Should Carry Out Before The Lifting Operation

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Checks That The Driver Should Carry Out Before The Lifting Operation

A mobile crane has been permitted to be used on a construction site.

Identify checks that the driver should carry out before the lifting operation.

Identifying checks such as

  • The prevailing weather conditions;
  • The availability of current inspection certificates for the crane;
  • The condition of the ground on which the crane was to be sited to ensure it was firm and level;



  • The availability and condition of the lifting accessories;
  • That outriggers were deployed and were properly positioned;
  • That the load to be lifted was within the safe working load of the crane;
  • That adequate communication systems were in place and that the driver and the banksman fully
  • Understood the signalling system to be used;



  • That the landing position was clear and that there were no obstructions in the lifting path;
  • That no site personnel were working under the line of the lift; and,
  • Before lifting, that the hook was not attached to a fixed or anchored load.

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