Over time, many heavy-duty machines age and require more frequent repairs and stricter safety measures. For these reasons, crane accidents will be more common in 2022. However, it is still very important to take proper safety precautions, so anyone who uses heavy machinery should know how to use it properly and be mindful of safety issues while using it.
Crane accidents are nothing new and a few occur every year. However, from 2022, such accidents will become more common. Why do you say that?
There are two reasons:
The first reason is the gradual increase in the service life of the gantry crane. According to experience, the service life of a typical crane is 15 to 20 years, but now the service life has been extended to 30 years or more. This means that many cranes will be retired between 2022 and 2024.
The second reason is that the safety performance of cranes has continued to improve over time. Most crane models on the market today have certain safety features, but 20 years ago, few cranes had such a feature. Therefore, with the extended service life and improved safety performance, a batch of “old” and “unsafe” cranes will reappear from 2022.
Of course, this does not mean that all cranes with extended service life and improved safety performance will have problems. However, since most people do not perform regular maintenance and inspection on cranes, it is difficult to avoid accidents caused by some “old” and “unsafe” cranes.
Types of Crane Accidents
Crane accidents can be divided into different types such as falls, collisions, and overwhelms. Every year, multiple crane accidents occur worldwide, resulting in casualties or property damage.
Common reasons for crane accidents include: improper maintenance, improper operation, weather, and parts problems.
For cranes, regular maintenance is very necessary. In addition, pay attention to the operating rules during use to avoid unnecessary risks. If you encounter wind, snow, lightning, etc. caused by weather, you should stop using it and have it repaired.
Crane accidents are not uncommon. According to statistics, in the past five years, an average of about 13,000 crane accidents have occurred every year around the world. However, most crane accidents are caused by human factors, such as improper operation or maintenance. Also, because cranes are at high altitudes, many accidents result in casualties or property damage.
So if you use a crane, be sure to follow the safety rules and maintain it regularly. If any abnormality is found, stop using the crane immediately and ask a professional for overhaul.
Causes of Crane Accidents
Crane accidents don’t seem to happen very often, but when they do, they often result in serious casualties and property damage. So, what exactly is the crane accident?
Usually, crane accidents are caused by improper operation. Sometimes equipment can fail due to lack of maintenance. In addition, weather is also a common cause of crane accidents. Severe wind and snow weather can cause the crane to move erratically or even overturn.
These are some of the common causes of crane accidents. For these reasons, extreme care must be taken when using a crane. Follow relevant safety regulations and make sure your operators are experienced professionals. In addition, regular maintenance of the equipment is also very important.
Hazards of Crane Accidents
Crane accidents are becoming more common, a worrying trend. The harm caused by these accidents is obvious, posing a threat to the safety of life and property of workers and the masses.
We have seen this trend over the past few years and have taken some countermeasures. However, we have to do not enough.
First, we must strengthen the training of crane operators. The current situation is that many people do not know how to use the crane properly. Not only to strengthen the study of basic theory, but also to pay attention to the practice of practical operation. Only in this way can people be able to operate the crane correctly and skillfully.
Secondly, we must strengthen the supervision of cranes. The current situation is that many people are unaware that improper crane operation can be dangerous. Therefore, for some dangerous places, such as factories, railway stations, airports, etc., supervision should be strengthened in order to detect problems in time and take corresponding measures.
How to operate a crane safely?
1. Make sure that the operators of the crane are all experienced professionals.
2. Regular maintenance of the equipment.
3. When using the crane, pay attention to safety to avoid accidents.
4. Crane operators should undergo professional training.
5. When using the crane, you should pay attention to safety and abide by relevant laws and regulations.