Safety First for Crane Rental and Heavy Equipment Leasing
To those looking to transport heavy equipment in the Southwest states, it is imperative to choose a company that is dedicated to safety, provides top quality equipment, and offers their services 24/7 for unexpected needs.
Southwest Industrial Rigging offers a wide range of products to assist those who need to haul, lift and transport heavy equipment from one place to another. In addition to top quality equipment and unequalled customer service, the company is dedicated to insuring the safety of their team.
Staying Safe on the Job Site:
It is essential that quality crane rental and heavy equipment leasing companies make safety their number one priority, especially because there are constant possible risks on the job site . Here are just a few tips to keep operators safe:
- Make sure all operators have a Certified Crane Operator license.
- Be aware of any suspended loads that remain unattended.
- Be aware of overhead hazards (i.e. power lines ) in the area of operation.
- Never walk under a lift and don’t transport others on a hoist.
- Make sure those working on or around overhead cranes and heavy loads are wearing appropriate head, foot, hand and eye protection. Most injuries in the field occur because of not wearing or wearing improper gear.
- There should be no cell phone use in the cab at anytime when the crane is in operation.
- Read and adhere to all load specifications.
- Have a lift plan for each individual job.
- Use appropriate padding and cribbing to avoid an outrigger fail or sink during the lift.
- Before starting the crane make sure oil, gas and other fluid levels are correct.
- Before you start the crane, check mechanical, electrical and structural characteristics of the equipment to avoid potential and hazardous operating issues.
Southwest Industrial Rigging; Quality and Safety at the Forefront:
Southwest Industrial Rigging (SIR) has six full-service divisions that provide rental and leasing of cranes and other industrial machinery used for lifting, moving, hauling, storage, specialty rigging, and transportation services for both indoor and outdoor needs. The company got its start over 30 years ago and continues to handle projects from start to finish. If you need a crane rental or other machinery transport services, visit our website or call 602-278-6281.