LMS Professions: Crane Operator


The movement of bulky and heavy loads is always associated with a potential danger to human life and health, therefore, the work of a crane operator requires a high degree of responsibility and professionalism.

The crane operator's profession is considered elite among working professions, which is due to its irreplaceability in the professional environment. Only a specialist with the same work permit and the same skill level can replace the crane operator.

To carry out work on the movement of bulky and heavy loads, it is necessary to comply with safety regulations and precise interaction of all participants in the process.

Modern crane equipment is an expensive complex technique, so the crane operator must be well versed in the operation of devices that determine the weight of the load, the direction and speed of the wind, the sufficiency of lighting.

Who can operate the crane?

Specialists who have been trained and received admission to control a certain type of lifting equipment are allowed to operate the crane. Crane operators operate the following lifting machines.

  • Tower crane. A rotary crane with an arrow fixed in the upper part of a vertical tower is used in the construction of high-rise buildings or industrial facilities.
  • Crane beam. The equipment consists of a main beam and a hoist and is used inside the assembly shops of large production facilities.
  • Car crane. The most common and mobile type of loading and unloading equipment. The crane is placed on a car platform and can move independently.
  • Overhead crane. The load-grabbing element is attached to a cargo trolley or hoists that move along a movable steel structure. It is used in industrial workshops, open and closed warehouses, as well as installation sites.
  • Port crane. A crane with an arrow with a rotation angle of more than 360 is located on a portal that moves along rails.

What are the duties of a crane operator?

Regardless of the specialization and qualification of the specialist , his duties include:

  • technical inspection of the serviceability of crane equipment before starting work;
  • lifting, lowering and moving various loads;
  • termination of work when external conditions change, which may lead to an emergency and dangerous situation;
  • visual control of the correct fastening of the load;
  • understanding and execution of slinger signals;
  • compliance with labor protection requirements and safety rules when moving cargo.

The profession is in demand in industry, extractive industries and construction, logistics centers, trading companies, energy sector enterprises, land and transport hubs.

To work as a crane operator, it is important to have an instant reaction, attentiveness, observation, accuracy, stress resistance and endurance. It is necessary to have an accurate eye and good hand-eye coordination.

High responsibility and serious professional workload requires absolute health from a specialist and good physical fitness. According to experts, the crane operator's profession will remain in demand and necessary in the near and long term.

LMS Group of Companies has been engaged in construction for many years under a general contract, providing its customers with the highest level of services. The LMS has assembled a professional team of crane operators, which allows solving problems of any complexity at the construction site.

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