Lifting Safety Videos

Lifting safety is the most crucial aspect that you must think about when it comes to a lifting or lowering operation. Failing to properly plan for a lifting operation can result in damage to your equipment, the loads that you are lifting, or your employees. Below we have shown you 5 great lifting safety videos from YouTube; please be sure to watch all of them before beginning and lifting any lowering task!

#1 Workplace Lifting Safety Training

The above video is an animated video created by ASK EHS, a safety consultancy firm who make videos to train staff in the ways of safety. While much of the video focuses on safety around work on the construction site and doesn’t always show equipment that we sell at Cranes Direct, some of the basic points in the video form the foundation of lifting safety across all lifting operations.

#2 Safe Lifting

There will be times when you won’t always be relying on an external piece of machinery to do your lifting and lowering, and may instead manually lift an object or load. It Is absolutely crucial that you lift said object in a particular way, so as to not cause any harm or damage to yourself, particularly your back. The above video is a lengthy video that demonstrates how to safely manually lift and lower loads.

#3 Crane Safety Operation Training

This lengthy video covers pretty much everything you need to know when it comes to lifting safety. It breaks down lifting operations into four areas, which are; an understanding of the different types of cranes and how they work, the ability to read a crane load chart, the importance of pre-planning for a lifting operation and finally the actual lifting operation itself. This is a great video for covering a wide range of factors when it comes to lifting safety that apply to a huge range of cranes.

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You must make sure that you’re taking proper safety precautions at all times

#4 Lifting Safely Cranes, Chains, Slings and Hoists

There are so many different types of lifting equipment involved within the lifting industry, and it’s important that you have an understanding of all of the various rules and regulations that apply to your particular piece of equipment. This is an excellent video for showing lifting safety of not only how to safely work with cranes, but also other key pieces of lifting equipment such as chains, slings and hoists.

#5 Scene 3 Lifting Operation within Safe Working Load Guidelines

This final video is another animated video, and is kept pretty basic and easy to understand. The content contained within the video itself is obvious, but sometimes it is the most obvious points that get overlooked! It’s only a short video, so is a great one to watch to remind yourself of how important it is that you stick within the safe working load guidelines that are provided to you by your manufacturer on each piece of lifting equipment.

Finding out more about lifting safety from Cranes Direct

There are many factors that are involved when it comes to proper lifting safety, and the above lifting safety videos will give you great insight into the various things you should consider during a lifting operation. However, for more information on lifting safety specific to your own operation, we at Cranes Direct would be more than happy to have a chat.

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