Overhead Crane Warning Devices

Crane Safety Techniques: Warning Mechanisms and Crane Training

All cranes equipped with power traveling mechanisms—except for pendant-operated cranes—must be furnished with a warning signal to alert personnel and reduce the risk of accidents. However, crane training, like that provided by Konecranes for operators and service personnel, is often considered the most effective way to reduce accidents—most of which result from operator error.

OSHA 1910.179 Overhead & Gantry Cranes Regulations
(the following excerpt taken directly from OSHA 1910.179)

Warning Device

  1. Except for floor-operated cranes, a gong or other effective warning signal shall be provided for each crane equipped with a power traveling mechanism.

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*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.