Category: The Hook (blog)

Which Type of Crane is Right For Your Job?

If you work in the construction industry, chances are you will need to rent or purchase an overhead crane at one point or another. There are actually two main types of crane to consider: mobile cranes and fixed cranes. Each is designed for specific types of tasks, so you’ll need to choose carefully. Here is […]

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Crane Safety – How to Be Prepared Before You Rig the Load

Cranes are undeniably helpful in the workplace. They can lift enormous amounts of weight and make jobs quicker and more efficient. However, because of their enormous power they are also extremely dangerous. If a load drops there is almost no way to stop it or warn other workers to get out of the say. The […]

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What Are The Important Parts Of A Crane Truck?

A crane truck, in layman’s terms, is a truck with crane equipment attached to a mobile platform. The crane is hydraulically powered for the purpose of lifting and lowering heavy objects. The crane truck operation requires a well-trained, skillful operator who is knowledgeable in safety procedures necessary to avoid major accidents and prevent serious injuries […]

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Crane and Hoist Uses and Operation Tips

It is a fact that operating cranes and hoists is a very dangerous occupation. It is known to severely injure and kill several people every year. This is why it is important that you should consider all the safety precautions when working with cranes and hoists to prevent accidents and to maximize operations. The first […]

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10 Essential Operator Tips

It’s an event no construction management team or overhead crane operator ever wants to see happen: while the crane is in operation a worker unknowingly walks right underneath a load while it is being lowered and gets crushed by its weight. Unfortunately, this type of tragedy happens too often; and such accidents can be prevented […]

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Because Security Comes First

Mobile as well as a fixed crane operation is usually considered to be a daunting task. Recent reports, from labour departments around the country, have further verified that manoeuvring cranes can lead to serious injuries, and even death, if not undertaken by the experienced hands of a trained operator. The slightest negligence of such crane […]

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Since the invention of the construction crane by the Greeks in the 6th century…

Since the invention of the construction crane by the Greeks in the 6th century, this simple tool that does indeed appear to reach into the skies to perform its job has greatly advanced in its capability of moving heavy loads. It is commonly utilized in the construction industry, the transportation industry, and even in the […]

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Crane Operator Training

With the latest boom in the construction industry, moving heavy articles – like metal planks, tons of cemented boulders and even colossal containers – has become mandatory. Such objects may need to be hoisted up to the top floor of a skyscraper; they may be required to be carried over rough mountainous terrains to build […]

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