A Good Guide For Crane Operator Hand Signals

Crane operator hand signal guide

A Guide explaining different hand signals for crane operators

Cranes are extremely important for all industries. Be it construction, production,  car manufacturing or cargo industry, cranes are an essential and inalienable part of the industry.

Operators need to be attentive, vigilant and cautious while operating the cranes. Although, accidents can not be completely avoided but they can be mitigated and the best way to do it is by being careful.

Safety should be the primary concern in all the industries and there should be no compromise on incorporating the safe practices. Crane Cafe is aimed at presenting you the best quality content. With that spirit,  presented here is an article which highlights the importance of hand signals in operating the crane safely. The article also explains various hand signals and their meanings.

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The definitions and explanation regarding different hand signals for crane operators are as follows:

Hoist

To hoist, or raise the load, the signaler stands with his/her right arm bent 90 degrees upward. From there, the signaler points his/her finger upward and and turns it around from the elbow in a counter-clockwise motion.

Lower

Lowering the load is where the signaler places his/her right arm pointing straight downward to the side by the hip, points the finger off to the right, and turns the finger around from the elbow in a counter-clockwise fashion.

Raise Boom

To raise the boom, the signaler begins with the right arm outstretched to the side. From there, the signaler points the thumb upward.

Lower Boom

To lower the boom is the reversal of the signal to raise the boom. The signaler begins with the right arm outstretched to the side. From there, they point their thumb downwards.

Dog Everything

Dog everything, or pause, can be useful if the situation changes, if there is a need for further instructions, or if there is the potential for danger. The signal for dog everything is to place the signaler’s hands clasped in front of the stomach.

Stop

To signal stop, the signaler bends his/her elbow with the upper arm extended, palm down, and rhythmically extends and retracts their hand to a fully extended arm out to the side. Emergency stop is the same, only with both arms.

The information relating to other hand signals for crane operators can be obtained by accessing the brilliantly written article on TNT Crane & Rigging. Read the complete article to obtain the information and spread to your crane operators and workers.

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33 Ton Stiff Boom Crane Hoisting Tubing Injector

The City of Medicine Hat request the service of Stampede Crane & Rigging Ltd., a division of TNT Crane Canada with crane services Edmonton AB, to hoist a tubing machine to support Maple Creek Endless Tubing for a recent project in Medicine Hat. Maple Creek Endless Tubing injector weighed 5000 lb. and was hoisted by Stampede Crane’s 33 ton crane for the project.

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New Crane Training Facility in Calgary AB

SAIT breaks ground on new facility 

A rendering of the future SAIT trades training facility in southeast Calgary.

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) which celebrated its centennial on Oct. 16, marked another historic milestone today — breaking ground on the first new training facility of its second century.The customized training facility will be constructed on an eight-acre lot at 10490-72 St. SE, Calgary. When completed in the fall of 2017, the facility will house world-class applied learning labs for Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator Apprenticeship and Iron Worker Apprenticeship programs.

“This new facility will dramatically enhance the learning environment for SAIT students and will include the best technology available, from crane simulators to a full crane maintenance shop, to labs designed specifically for ironworkers,” says Dr. David Ross, SAIT President and CEO. “By providing real-world experience, coupled with robust industry-specific academic programs, we will set our students up for success so our future crane operators and iron workers are job-ready and able to make a contribution to employers as soon as they graduate.”

Construction is now underway and will employ hundreds of workers start to finish. Alberta Advanced Education is providing $5 million in operating funding for the facility.

“This government is proud to support our post-secondary institutions, because we know good jobs begin with a good education. This new facility will provide innovative training opportunities to prepare Albertans for success as we build on traditional economic drivers and move towards a more diverse economy,” said Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education.

(Left to right) Dr. David Ross, SAIT President & CEO, Wayne Benz, President at Centron Construction Group, Graham Sucha, MLA Calgary-Shaw and David Roberge, Dean of SAIT's School of Manufacturing and Automation break ground at SAIT's new trades training facility.

(Left to right) Dr. David Ross, SAIT President & CEO, Wayne Benz, President at Centron Construction Group, Graham Sucha, MLA Calgary-Shaw and David Roberge, Dean of SAIT’s School of Manufacturing and Automation break ground at SAIT’s new trades training facility.

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