Basic Crane Hand Signals | Sims Crane Minute

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If you ever watch our Sims Crane Minute videos, Bob always reminds us of the importance of good communication for a safe, smooth crane and rigging operation.

The basic hand signals used by crane operators have been developed by professionals in the crane and rigging industry as universally recognized communication techniques and are adopted by the ANSI standards and OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1400 crane regulations.

This is a long overdue, and highly requested, Sims Crane Minute video covering the basic hand signals we use every day when flagging a crane on the job site.

Prior to making any lift, the Lift Director must verify that the signal-person responsible for flagging the crane is properly trained and qualified to do so. This requires a fundamental understanding of the hand signals shown in this video, as well as understanding how the crane moves and functions.

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Here is a link to some hand signal charts for crane and rigging operators and signalmen.

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Igor Foster says:

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