Cranes are one of the most common things to see on a construction site and within a manufacturing or industrial work environment.

They are efficient for lifting and moving heavy loads around. However, cranes can be extremely dangerous if proper caution isn’t taken and controls to ensure safety isn’t implemented.

There are various types of cranes designed for different purposes and common for them all are that there are hazards and risks associated with their use.

According to the law (The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998), all lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person; appropriately supervised; and carried out in a safe manner.

Our crane toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where lifting and movement of material is carried out with cranes.

If you are considering our crane toolbox talk, our Lifting Operations Toolbox Talk and Safe Use of Lifting Equipment Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Crane Toolbox Talk

Our crane toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Introduction to cranes and what they are used for.
  • The Hazards: Outlines the main hazards when using cranes for carrying out work.
  • Control Measures: Provide a range of controls that should be implemented and/or considered to ensure safe lifting operations.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to lifting and lifting equipment.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Crane Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.