Crane Safety Management

Every year, crane accidents cause millions of dollars in damages in North America. Most of the time, corners may be inadvertently cut without crane owners and managers even knowing about it. With currently available technology, there is no reason to rely on safety training and operator awareness alone for the delicate operation of these highly productive but also potentially dangerous machines. Prevention is as easy as having the proper education, experience as well as monitoring tools to ensure miscalculations and accidents don’t happen. OptiCrane Inc. is at the forefront of this technology not only as a distributor of world-class viewing systems, crane safety products and anti-collision systems but is also a strong partner with Industry in the development and deployment of Management products to minimize documentation management hassles, ensure Preventive Maintenance is performed and overall crane management responsibilities from all parties involved are completed in a timely and effective manner.

The Owner of OptiCrane Inc has contributed to the development of an online application that allows all involved in the crane industry (from Regulators to crane owners, installers, maintenance personnel, operators and Supervisors) to ensure everyone’s responsibilities are met to ensure and maintain an efficient and safe material lifting operation.

So what is this Crane Management System? The latest addition to OptiCrane Inc.’s offering is the “CraneDash”. CraneDash is a leading edge fully portable on-line system that is specifically tailored to allow all contributors/users of Cranes to access and provide the required documentation as well as complete various forms to ensure all Regulatory and manufacturer requirements are met.

Crane Safety Management

Every year, crane accidents cause millions of dollars in damages in North America. Most of the time, corners may be inadvertently cut without crane owners and managers even knowing about it. With currently available technology, there is no reason to rely on safety training and operator awareness alone for the delicate operation of these highly productive but also potentially dangerous machines. Prevention is as easy as having the proper education, experience as well as monitoring tools to ensure miscalculations and accidents don’t happen. OptiCrane Inc. is at the forefront of this technology not only as a distributor of world-class viewing systems, crane safety products and anti-collision systems but is also a strong partner with Industry in the development and deployment of Management products to minimize documentation management hassles, ensure Preventive Maintenance is performed and overall crane management responsibilities from all parties involved are completed in a timely and effective manner.

The Owner of OptiCrane Inc has contributed to the development of an online application that allows all involved in the crane industry (from Regulators to crane owners, installers, maintenance personnel, operators and Supervisors) to ensure everyone’s responsibilities are met to ensure and maintain an efficient and safe material lifting operation.

So what is this Crane Management System? The latest addition to OptiCrane Inc.’s offering is the “CraneDash”. CraneDash is a leading edge fully portable on-line system that is specifically tailored to allow all contributors/users of Cranes to access and provide the required documentation as well as complete various forms to ensure all Regulatory and manufacturer requirements are met.

CraneDash is meant for Crane Operators, Managers, Owners, Renters, Service Personnel, Engineers, Regulators, etc…

What are the benefits of adopting CraneDash?

Operators:

• Access all applicable information on their specific unit (Manufacturer’s Manual, Load Chart, Maintenance History, Work Orders, etc.);
• Access, review and acknowledge understanding of all Protocol related to the safe operation of their specific unit;
• Access, complete and automatically submit daily pre-use inspection;
• Access, complete and automatically submit weekly maintenance inspection;
• Ability to create notifications and submit to Crane Supervisor for follow-up.

Managers:

• Access, complete and automatically submit Initial unit installation coordination checklist/assignment of responsibility report;
• Access all applicable information on their specific units on site (Manufacturer’s Manual, Load Chart, Maintenance History, Work Orders, etc.);
• Allows to review and ensure all parties assigned with responsibilities during the crane installation and on-going operation process have and continue to complete their tasks;
• Allows to review and ensure all required inspections are performed at the established frequency;
• Programmable to receive notifications when items requiring attention are identified on the crane;
• Programmable to receive notifications should the established preventive maintenance or pre-use inspections not be performed on time;
• Access, complete and submit the required Fire Department Technical Rescue Notification/Assistance request form;
• Access, complete and submit Crane Post Installation Notification of Readiness for Inspection request to Regulator;
• Ability to create notifications and submit to Crane Supervisor for follow-up.

Owners/Renters:

• Access all applicable information on their specific units on-site location (Manufacturer’s Manual, Load Chart, Maintenance History, Work Orders, etc.);
• Access, complete and automatically submit Mechanical and Electrical Readiness Checklist;
• Allows access and submittal of required work orders;
• Allows to review and ensure all required inspections are performed at the established frequency;
• Programmable to receive notifications when items requiring attention are identified on the crane;
• Programmable to receive notifications when preventive maintenance is due on a unit;
• Programmable to receive notifications should established preventive maintenance or pre-use inspections not be performed on time;
• Ability to create notifications and submit to Crane Supervisor/operator for follow-up.

Service Personnel:

• Access, complete and automatically submit Mechanical and Electrical Readiness Checklist;
• Allows access, receipt and management of created work orders with notifications upon completion;
• Access all applicable information on the specific unit they are working on (Manufacturer’s Manual, Load Chart, Maintenance History, Work Orders, Engineered instructions, etc.);
• Access, review and acknowledge understanding of all Procedures related to the safe performance of their assigned task on a specific unit;
• Access, complete and automatically submit Service Crew Pre-Start Meeting;
• Access, complete and automatically submit the Service Task Field Review and Hazard Assessment;
• Access, complete and automatically submit Installation Services Report;
• Allows to review and ensure all required inspections are performed at the established frequency;
• Programmable to receive notifications when an item requiring attention is identified on the crane;
• Programmable to receive notifications when preventive maintenance is due on a unit;
• Programmable to receive notifications should the established preventive maintenance or pre-use inspections not be performed on time;

Engineers:

• Access and check completion of assignment of responsibility report;
• Access all applicable information on the specific unit they are working on (Manufacturer’s Manual, Load Chart, etc.);
• Access information database for the specific unit they are working on and drop-in required reports upon completion for all to have access;
• Access, complete and automatically submit tailored field inspection reports;

Regulators:

• Access all applicable information on the specific unit for which is in operation (Manufacturer’s Manual, Load Chart, Engineering information, Installation Reports, Specifications, Inspections checklists, Work Order completion, Preventive Maintenance system, etc.);
• No need to go to a specific site to review information. Everything is available on-line.

A proper safety program must also educate operators of Federal, State and Provincial Requirements regarding crane operation. It is crucial in making sure that all operators are aware of and abide by all the various health and safety codes, acts, and regulations legislated within their area of operation. Crane operators must also know how to properly maintain and inspect their cranes to meet applicable standards, and they must be properly educated on all the necessary pre-operational, operational, and post-operational requirements that must be followed as per Manufacturer’s specifications.

Supervisors must also be fully aware and be able to follow all safety rules and regulations and be able to monitor and evaluate each operator’s performance, taking appropriate action when an operator is not actively abiding by safe work-practices. They must have relevant knowledge, operator experience, instructional experience, excellent communication skills, and it is also highly recommended that they take an in-depth course in operator training before in order to become qualified.

A proper crane safety program is something that no company should compromise. The addition of “CraneDash” as the Management tool of your lifting units will undoubtedly allow everyone to efficiently and timely perform their duties to ensure the utmost due diligence and safety in the workplace.

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