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AJ's Concrete Pumping Case Study

AJ’s Concrete Pumping, Vancouver, B.C. | Scott Sutherland, Operations Manager The Customer’s Business AJ’s Concrete Pumping, a division of Sutherland Concrete, operates a fleet of Putzmeister truck-mounted Z-boom pumps ranging from 58- to 24-meter, as well as High-Pressure Line Pumps. Since…

Grounds to Proceed

Safety is the number one concern for crane operators. While hand signals have been established as a reliable, low-tech and universal way to improve safety during operation, it is also critical to understand the ground conditions and provide the necessary foundation support prior to the lift for maximum…
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Collaboration and Standardization are Key to Specifying Outrigger Pads

When it comes to specifying the right equipment within budget constraints, collaboration between fleet and safety professionals is crucial, according to an opinion column by Sean Lyden, in Utility Fleet Professional magazine. That collaboration applies as well to safety products and supplies. One…
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Predictability and Control is Important to Safe Equipment Setup

A recent article on Safeopedia.com, a content-based website for safety professionals, discussed how leading indicators can make workplaces safer. The article by Bryan McWhorter explains what leading indicators are and how focusing on them can have a direct influence on reducing accidents. The…
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Safe Equipment Operation: It's all about the numbers

Knowing bucket capacity and understanding how to read a jib load chart are two critical elements of aerial jib crane operation, as explained in this Incident Prevention article. Here are three important highlights on jib crane safety from the article: It is crucial to stay within the allowable capacity…
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Risks of Hardwood Timber Crane Mats

The below article, titled, Risks with matting was written by Mike Chalmers and appears on pages 58-59 in the October 2017 issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport. It covers a recent presentation given by Joe Penland of Quality Mat Company at the 2017 SC&RA Crane & Rigging…
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Simple Ways to Improve Outrigger Pad and Crane Mat Performance on Hard Ground

Operators often think of using outrigger pads when they are setting up cranes or other outrigger-enabled equipment on soft ground. But very hard ground presents its own challenges for sufficiently reducing the ground bearing pressure. Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, recently addressed this issue in a Guest…
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American Cranes & Transport: DICA Outrigger Pad Case Study with Crane Service Inc.

DICA and Crane Service Inc. were featured in the rigging review section of the April 2017 issue of American Cranes & Transport. The article provides a case study detailing how Crane Service inc., replaced wood spool ends and plywood outrigger pads engineered thermoplastic outrigger pads. The…
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SafetyTech Outrigger Pad Case Study for Construction Crane Applications

The Customer’s Business Crane Service Inc., a full-service crane rental and rigging company serving Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, owns a fleet of more than 130 cranes ranging from 8.5 tons to 550 tons. Since 2005, the company has used SafetyTech® outrigger construction pads with cranes rated at…
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Check Your Ground Conditions

All outrigger-enabled equipment must be set-up on firm, stable ground, and always using outrigger pads can be instrumental in establishing consistently safe set-ups. According to a North Carolina Department of Labor report, half of all equipment incidents occur because the vehicle or outriggers…