How is Pro Crane Committed to Safety
Have you ever heard of the “Five P’s” - Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance? It may be fun to say, but we take it seriously. At Pro Crane, proper planning starts with a lift plan.
As soon as a job is booked, a lift plan is set in motion. We begin by determining what equipment is needed for the job and if there are any external factors that may impact the lift. The more information we have upfront, the greater the execution.
There are two different types of lift plans: Standard Lift Procedure Plan and Critical Lift Plan.
The Standard Lift Procedure Plan is reasonably simple. It provides our crane operator’s information regarding the basic weight, height, rigging, and radius. These items are typical of most lifts.
A Critical Lift Plan is used when the lift is acute. Either the object is of high monetary value or critical significance, exceeds 75% of the crane’s chart capacity, or requires tandem lifting. A Critical Lift Plan may also be used if there are personnel in the lifting process, the customer requires a crane to meet contractual obligations, or the Pro Crane manager decides it is needed.
A Critical Lift Plan may include one or more of the following:
- A structurally engineered and approved rigging plan
- Soil testing to calculate ground-bearing capacity
- Documentation of the pre-lift walk-through
- A designated lift director at the time of the lifting operation
Features such as structural engineering and soil testing must be outsourced to professionals who specialize in these fields prior to the planning of the lift.
All lift plans are reviewed by a competent person, shared with the operator before the lift, and archived for future reference.
As you can see, we do provide proper planning to prevent poor performance by implementing a lift plan. A service unknown to you, but one you cannot lift without.