Overhead crane warning devices

Warning devices an easy addition for crane safety

Effective warning signalling and protective devices are required to comply with safety requirements and help maximize the safe operation of the lifting equipment. In addition to warning devices such as lights and horns, you can also add limit switches, holding devices, rail clamps, rail-stops and indicators to improve safety and help prevent accidents.

 

OSHA 1910.179 Overhead & Gantry Cranes Regulations
The following excerpt is taken directly from OSHA 1910.179*

Warning device

  • Except for floor-operated cranes, a gong or other effective warning signal shall be provided for each crane equipped with a power traveling mechanism.
  • When starting the bridge and when the load or hook approaches near or over personnel, the warning signal shall be sounded.

Safety lights can be added to an existing crane as a retrofit. Lights signaling operation of the equipment and/or lights indicating the position and safe operating area of the equipment can reduce the risk of collision/impact with equipment or personnel. 

 

 

 

*The foregoing OSHA regulations are not intended to be a comprehensive overview of all applicable regulations pertaining to the designated topic. State laws may mandate different safety and maintenance standards. Accordingly, please consult applicable state laws as well as original equipment manufacturer specifications for further guidance. The statements and descriptions contained herein constitute the opinion/recommendation of the seller and are not intended to create any express warranties. 

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