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Document ID (ISN)76485
CIS number 01-554
ISSN - Serial title 0341-2636 - F÷rdern und Heben
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sinay J., Badida M.
Title Quantification of the risks involved in crane operations
Original title Quantifizierung der Risiken beim Kranbetrieb [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1999, Vol.49, No.4, p.273-276. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract A procedure for identifying and quantifying the hazards involved in crane operations, tested in a steel plant, is presented. Information on working conditions is obtained from crane operators and other workers. Hazards are identified according to the EN 292 and EN 1050 standards. Scales are used to quantify the hazards posed by the crane itself and by the surrounding factors such as the illumination, the design of the operator's cabin with or without air conditioning system, the ease of safe manipulation, and the qualification of the crane operator. The total risk is calculated from the scaled ratings given to each hazard. Checklists and the scales for assessing each hazard as well as the results obtained for an overhead travelling crane are presented.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; cranes
Descriptors (secondary) overhead travelling cranes; safety analysis; burns; safety by design; description of technique; steelworks; check lists; mechanical hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSlovak Republic
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Cranes
Risk evaluation