Radha Krishna Temple Construction



All cranes will inspected by a competent person prior to each use/during use to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Also, a certification record of monthly inspections to include date, inspector signature, and crane identifier will be maintained.

 A thorough annual inspection of hoisting machinery will be made by a competent person, or by a government or private agency, and records maintained.

 Loads will never be swung over the heads of workers in the area.

 Employees will never ride hooks, concrete buckets, or other material loads being suspended or moved by cranes.

 Hand signals to crane operators will be those prescribed by the applicable ANSI standard to the type of crane in use.

 Tag lines must be used to control loads and keep workers away.

Loads, booms, and rigging will be kept at least 10 feet from energized electrical lines rated 50 KV or lower unless the lines are de-energized. For lines rated greater that 50 Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations, 1926.550(a)(15).

Cranes will always be operated on firm, level surfaces, or use mats/pads, particularly for near-capacity lifts.

Accessible areas within the swing radius of the rear of the rotating superstructure of the crane, either permanently or temporarily mounted, will be barricaded in such a manner as to prevent employees from being struck or crushed by the crane.

If suspended personnel platforms are to be lifted with a crane, reference 1926.550(g) for general and specific requirements.

Rigging equipment (chains, slings, wire rope, hooks, other attachments, etc.) will be inspected prior to use on each shift to ensure it is safe. Defective rigging and equipment will be removed from service.

Job or shop hooks or other makeshift fasteners using bolts, wire, etc. will not be used.

Wire rope shall be taken out of service when one of the following conditions exist:

In running ropes, 6 random distributed broken wires in one lay or 3 broken wires in one strand or one lay.

Wear of one-third the original diameter of outside individual wires.

Kinking, crushing, bird caging, heat damage, or any other damage resulting in distortion of the rope structure.

In standing ropes, more than two broken wires in one lay in sections beyond end connections, or more than one broken wire at an end connection.