Safety is the utmost priority when it comes to the operation of a bridge crane, and there are many requirements of bridge crane safety protocol that must be followed so that cranes are operated properly. Crane operators must be trained in the latest safety procedures for their particular crane model, and each crane has its own set of unique safety features with some of the modern cranes having more safety features than the older cranes. As long as a crane is operated with the proper safety protocols being followed, it is usually very safe, but the neglect of just one protocol can lead to potential safety concerns. Most cranes are equipped with unique safety features like load indicators, warning lights, load control features, and other smart crane features.
Modern cranes have load control features
Load control features are available on some of the newest cranes, and these safety features are continually developed and released with the latest versions of bridge crane models. Load control features can help with moving loads with the greatest amount of precision and accuracy, and the better the accuracy is with load control, the lower the chance of an accident or injury. Sway control is one of the top smart crane features that have been added in recent years, and it can control the swaying of a very large or delicate load. There are also inching mechanisms that allow the load to be moved very gradually as a way to make movements more precise and manageable.
Slack rope prevention is a new feature
Slack rope prevention is a new feature that can be found on several bridge crane models, and this is helpful when lifting beams are used. If a load is being lowered, it detects when the load has reached its bottom point and it stop movement so that the hoist ropes do not slacken. This prevents the lifting device from tipping and prevents the ropes from slipping off of the hook. This feature can prevent potential accidents when lifting devices are used, and it can be used to set loads down very carefully. Without this feature it can be difficult to slow the crane down enough to lower a load slowly and in many cases the hoist ropes slacken which can result in the lifting device tipping.
Safety features should be customized for the particular bridge crane
Every bridge crane has a unique purpose, and any safety features for a particular crane should be customized for its specific use. Safety features can often even be added onto older cranes, so if you feel that your cranes are not operating as safely as they could be, you should contact Canadian Custom Electrical today and find out whether or not your current cranes can be upgraded. In some cases you may need to purchase a new crane but many older cranes can be updated for a relatively low amount, and the upgrades to their safety can be well worth it as it can reduce your liability and reduce the chance of injury or an accident.