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Do Crane Operators Need to be Certified?

Crane Safety, Mobile Cranes | Nov 14 / 19

If you plan on renting a mobile crane for a project in BC, it is important to know when crane operators need to be certified and how to get the proper certifications. As a fully certified and safety-focused crane company, we, at Eagle West Crane and Rigging, know that BC crane operators must always have…

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How to Calculate Crane Load Capacity

Crane Rentals, Crane Safety | Oct 22 / 19

Every mobile crane has a specific load capacity that is determined by various factors and that capacity can change according to the angle and lift range of the hoisting operation. It is important to know how to calculate crane load capacity for any hoisting endeavour so that you can be sure that you are using…

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How to Lift an Excavator with a Crane

Many jobsites require the lifting of large or overweight equipment, such as bulldozers or excavators. In such cases, it can be extremely beneficial to have a hoisting professional to help coordinate the lift. At Eagle West Crane and Rigging, we know how to lift an excavator with a crane, and our team of hoisting strategists…

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How To Select The Right Crane

Some ideas on how to select the right crane for your project Select the right crane: Some projects require the use of cranes. In fact, all the projects related to construction, production, manufacturing, energy and similar require the use of a crane. Depending on the project, selecting the right crane for your project is vital….

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Hand Signal Guide For Crane Operators

Hand Signal Guide For Crane Operators
Crane Safety | Jul 3 / 17

This guide explains some common crane operator hand signals Crane Operator Hand Signal Guide: Cranes are marvelous machines and it takes a lot of skill and expertise to operate them efficiently. In addition to that, operating cranes also requires patience and attention. It is not only the operator, though, that needs to be attentive. The…

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Some Overhead Crane Dangers and Ways To Avoid Them

some overhead crane hazards and ways to avoid them
Crane Safety | Jun 22 / 17

Some Common Overhead Crane Hazards and Tips On How to Prevent Them Preventing Overhead Crane Hazards: Cranes are essential for all the industries. They can lift, tug and pull heavy loads like they are nothing. Overhead cranes are very important in the production and manufacturing industry. This article explains some of the most common overhead crane…

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