What is a Crane Lifting Plan?
A lift plan (or lift study) is a critical control process for lifting operations and the requirements from these plans must be implemented to ensure a ‘critical crane lift’ is executed in a safe manner.
A crane lifting plan should include the following information:
- The type and size of crane that will be used.
- The weight and dimensions of the load.
- The location of the lift.
- The hazards that need to be addressed.
- The steps that will be taken to mitigate these hazards.
- The personnel who will be involved in the lift.
- Their responsibilities and roles.
- The communication plan for the lift.
- The contingency plans in case of an emergency.
Note: Crane lifting plans should be reviewed and updated regularly, as the site conditions or the load may change. They should also be signed and dated by all personnel who will be involved in the lift.
Crane Work and Lifting Operations
Crane work and lifting operations play a crucial role in various industries, from construction and manufacturing to logistics and shipping. Cranes are designed to lift and move heavy loads with precision and efficiency. These operations demand a high level of skill, expertise and safety measures to ensure the well-being of workers, the protection of valuable assets and the prevention of incidents.
Crane work and lifting operations can present very high risks to persons involved in the task and other persons in the work area. Assessing and controlling the risks and having qualified and competent personnel using the correct equipment in a safe manner is a key requirement (and legal obligation) for safe crane lifting operations.
When is a Lift Plan Required?
A comprehensive and documented lifting plan should be completed in the following situations:
- Multiple crane lifts, i.e. where more than one crane is used to lift a load at the same time.
- Lifting of workboxes (or personnel safety cages) with persons in the boxes.
- Installation of bridge beams during bridge installation work.
- Tilt-up panel works.
- Working near live overhead powerlines.
- Lifting large pressure vessels or tanks.
- The use of mobile cranes on barges.
- Erection of tower cranes.
- Heavy lifts where the load is 50 tons or more.
Note: All persons involved in a critical lift should be instructed on the safe work procedures to ensure the lift is safely executed. If there is any variation from the agreed crane lift plan, the job should be stopped and re-assessed by the team to ensure a continuous safe operation.
Contents of this Crane Lifting Plan
This lifting plan has provisions for the following aspects (and subsets thereof) of a crane lift:
- Worksite location.
- Crane configuration.
- Inspection certificate.
- Operator name.
- Competency required.
- Task description.
- Pre lift load details.
- Ground bearing pressure.
- Equipment details.
- Other equipment.
- Description of any possible interaction.
- Controls to eliminate or minimise interaction.
- Nominal capacity.
- Boom length.
- Outrigger configuration.
- Main hoist.
- Mass of main hook.
- Mass of aux or fly hook.
- Rigging and extras.
- Multiple crane factor.
- Lifting frame beam.
- Wire/round/flat slings.
- Chain angle.
- Lifting points, direction.
- Light/sun angle.
- Light/sun angle.
Why Choose to Buy this Crane Lifting Plan?
- This 6-page crane lifting plan can assist you develop a crane lift plan with the crane crew and any personnel that are involved in a crane lift work task.
- The plan can assist you assess and control the risks with a major crane lift and verify that the correct equipment is being used in a safe manner.
After purchasing this lifting plan you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own lifting plan.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the plan.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Crane Lifting Plan
- This lifting plan is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
- The plan will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
This lifting plan is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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