Yesterday was an interesting day in the world of Overhead Cranes.
I was contracted by a company to provide an Overhead Crane Operator training session in the morning. Once again I had to provide this entire class in a mask. Makes it very hard on an instructor to wear a mask and be able to use your expressions and the tone of your voice in a way that can be used to get the message to the employees. But none the less, I complied with their request.
We completed the 3 hour training and had some really great questions by the management, engineers and operators of the overhead cranes.
On to the afternoon session of inspecting their 8 overhead crane systems. If I only knew in the morning what I would see, my training session would have concentrated on many other things.
I am posting these pictures below for all to see what I saw. One picture I forgot to take was the I beam (rusty) that was used to replace the original beam used on a gantry crane. The comment made was it was too long so we cut it in half, but then it didnt work right, so we got this beam from out back. Of course another comment was we will take it under advisement, another was it has been up there since 1989. But the pictures I took will tell the story of what this company does to get the job done.
There is a reason you hire a professional to build you a crane, inspect your crane, design your lifting devices. When a company allows people to do whatever it takes, you get accidents, fatalities, lost extremeties, and a visit from OSHA.
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