Who Is Responsible For Mobile Crane Lifts in Construction?
Did you know that as contractor on a project, you are responsible for the crane operations if you or your subcontractor hire/rent a crane? Any damages to the crane, work, employees and/or public can be your responsibility.
Many contractors are unaware that the rental/lease agreement they have signed requires them to pay for all damages - even if the operator is included with the crane.
According to OSHA Federal Law - five person are responsible for every mobile crane lift:
- Crane Owner: The Crane Owner has custodial control of a crane by virtue or lease or ownership.
- Crane User: The crane user arranges the crane's presence on a worksite and controls its use there.
- Site Supervisor: The Site Supervisor exercises supervisory control over the work site on which a crane is being used and over the work that is being performed on that site.
- Lift Director: The Lift Director directly oversee the work being performed by a crane and the associated rigging crew.
- Crane Operator: The crane operator directly controls the crane's functions.
CICB's Mobile Crane and Rigging Safety Awareness program is specifically designed to upgrade the existing knowledge and skill levels of all managers and supervisors involved in lifting operations. Topics covered include:
Load Charts and Interpretations
Critical Lift Planning
CICB's program can be customized for your particular site, equipment and industry regulations, and can also be customized to emphasize any of your organizational policies and procedures.