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Safety education – Industrial cranes and machine guarding

August 11, 2014 – Two new programs have been released to educate employees on two important safety topics.


Safe Use & Operation of Industrial Cranes was developed to help educate employees in safe crane operation. Cranes come in a wide variety of sizes, configurations and capacities to lift and transport various products and materials used in industry. Because of the serious hazards presented by crane operation, crane operators must be fully qualified and 100 percent committed to the safe operation of their crane. That is the purpose of this program — to review the safety rules, precautions and safe operating practices common to all cranes in order to help crane operators work safely with the specific cranes they operate.   

Machine Guarding & Operator Safety discusses various types of machine guarding and safety devices which allow machine operators to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, many operators choose to cheat, defeat or override these types of safety devices, often resulting in severe injury or death. This is why operators have a responsibility to respect the power of their equipment and the hazards it can present. This program explains these hazards and discusses how injuries can be avoided through the proper use of machine guarding, safety devices and safe work practices.

These programs are available in DVD and streaming media formats. Additional information is available by calling Electrolab Training Systems at 1-800-267-7482 or emailing safety@electrolab.ca. 

For more information, visit www.electrolab.ca.