Duties of the crane operator - acting in dangerous situations
Operation of the crane requires prior preparation - it is necessary course for gantries teaching how to work with the device, as well as passing the exam granting authorization for overhead cranes. These are the powers of UDT - the Office of Technical Inspection. The operator of the device then gets to know the relevant rules of work, including procedures in hazardous situations.
We can divide dangerous situations in the operation of the crane into three categories:
- Emergency situations
- the occurrence of an accident
In the event of emergency situations related to the crane - if you notice faults or other threats at the workplace, stop work immediately and report them to your supervisor. Only commence work when the faults and hazards have been removed and the device has been checked again.
If there is a fire in the work area of the crane, the operator must immediately warn people in the danger area. The next step is to turn off the power and cut off the gas supply in the building and in the crane. Then alert the fire brigade or try to extinguish the fire yourself with a fire extinguisher, when it is not too big. You should notify your superiors about the fire and decide whether to evacuate people.
In the event of an accident, the scene should be secured as soon as possible and the injured should be given first aid. When the need arises, call for medical help. You should also notify your superiors about the incident.
When the crane operator has doubts about the work safety conditions, he has the right to stop work and ask his supervisor to clarify the situation. When the crane operator and the crane are in imminent danger, the employee has the right to refrain from working.