Rigging Services That Answer the Ultimate Challenge
When providing rigging services, The Crane Guys zeroes in on a wide range of variables. This investment of effort is for one purpose – determining the level of difficulty involved. It’s a crucial differentiation. In fact, it’s so important that our industry divides lifts into two distinct categories – the non-critical and you guessed it, the critical. Backed by experience and expertise, The Crane Guys’ rigging services have the range to handle jobs in either category and emerge victorious every time. No load ever got the better of us. Ever.
Not surprisingly, critical lifts are the big, bad boys — the ones making incredibly huge demands on we humble mortals who provide rigging services. According to OHSHA, a critical lift must satisfy either one of these criteria: (1) the load involved exceeds 75% of the rated capacity of a crane or derrick. OR (2) the load requires multiple cranes.
But this is just a starting point. Naturally, the crane rental industry has its own criteria to throw in. Accordingly, this group of worthy professionals may consider a lift critical if the load in question is:
- Comprised of personnel
- Suspended directly above rigging personnel
- Not in direct view of the crane operator
- Extremely valuable, irreparable, or irreplaceable
- Potentially damaging to other equipment or utilities
- Potentially unstable during a lift
But even this list is not exhaustive. Sometimes unique circumstances come into play, prompting the crane industry to include additional criteria when designating a lift critical.
Engineering Rigging for Critical Lifts
Rigging services for critical lifts require thorough engineering to maximize the safety of all personnel. Sound engineering also ensures optimal utilization of available resources. We don’t like wasting money and more than you do.
Because these monster lifts are the ultimate challenge to rigging personnel, The Crane Guys often provides supplemental engineering information as added insurance. You never can be too careful when it comes to rigging safety, especially when loads are off the charts. But then, safety always has been a top priority with The Crane Guys.
During the engineering stage, The Crane Guys planning team wraps their collective brains around a number of factors. These include a load’s weight, dimensions, and vulnerability to damage. Also factored in during this phase are job site dimensions. It all connects.
Our meticulously-engineered plans take the rigging team a long way, guiding them through the intricacies of slings, spreader bars, pulleys, and other gear. Invariably, the result is a safe successful lift, no matter how demanding the job.
If you’d like to learn more about our acclaimed rigging services, please contact The Crane Guys for additional information and answers to all your questions. You’ll discover why we set the standard for a wide range of crane rental services in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and all of Southern California.