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Document ID (ISN)105087
CIS number 06-700
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Muñoz Solano M.J.
Title Safety aspects of mobile cranes
Original title Aspectos de seguridad en grúas móviles autopropulsadas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2005, Vol.25, No.99, p.3-13. Illus. 29 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract Mobile cranes are used for increasingly complex and heavy-duty tasks, and their design is constantly evolving with advances in technology. It is therefore necessary to define safety measures and criteria for the maintenance, inspection and use of these cranes, together with the minimum operator qualifications. This article reviews the various safety aspects related to mobile cranes. Contents: definition of mobile cranes and their component parts; planning of work; reception and erection of cranes on construction sites; work near overhead electric lines; crane stabilization; safety precautions to be adopted during lifting and unloading; crane dismantling; work with buckets or cradles; crane movements while carrying loads; work involving several cranes; balancing of loads.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; safe working methods; mobile cranes; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) hooks; lifting of loads; assembly and disassembly; balancing; loading and unloading; work near electric lines
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Cranes