Crane Safety Videos

Please watch the below OSHA videos for examples of real-life, everyday hazards for crane operators and riggers, and the steps to take to prevent them from happening to your employees and organization.


Video 1: Cranes & Power Lines

“This video illustrates the importance of sight lines involving crane operations. It emphasizes the visual risks of not only where the crane starts the lift, but where it will be finishing the lift.  Power lines are a common hazard as they blanket the landscape, especially in urban areas. Once again, proper training and safety protocols, like the points mentioned in this video, need to be in place to prevent accidents like these. An active safety culture could have prevented this from happening.”
Rich McElhaney, Allied’s Asst. VP of Safety & Risk Management



 Video 2: Rigger Struck

So many of the accidents I have reviewed come simply from a worker that grows complacent over time. Workers who are normally observant, have a momentary break in concentration, and that’s when accidents happen. In addition to well-trained employees, it is important to have safe guards in place, as outlined in this video, to protect your workers in case they have one of those momentary lapses. It’s all part of having a top-notch safety culture.”
Rich McElhaney, Allied’s Asst. VP of Safety & Risk Management



Video 3: Working with Adequate Clearance

“The take-a-way from this video is don’t rush or take short cuts. That’s when safety suffers and people get hurt. Take the time to make sure equipment and safety precautions are properly set ahead of time to avoid risks that occur during short cuts.  Also, extra precautions need to be in place when operating equipment, especially cranes, around or near personnel. Accidents happen fast, but having a strong safety culture in place helps slow things down a bit.”
Rich McElhaney, Allied’s Asst. VP of Safety & Risk Management