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Crane and Lift Plan


Risk Scope

The scope is limited to fatality scenarios, including suspended and swinging loads. This may include loads lifted by mechanical means (e.g., fixed or mobile cranes, forklifts), loads on stands, loading and unloading trucks, transported loads, lifting loads, complicated lifting operations (e.g., multiple cranes), transfer of loads to other lifting devices, overhead cranes. Ring strapping including ropes, sling chains, restraint devices.

Control Objective

The lift operational area is the entire area affected by the lifting operation. This includes areas such as mobile crane access paths, mobile crane turning areas, slew crane swing area and drop zones. The area also includes external obstacles such as swing or overhead clearance from power lines, buildings and any other objects.During initial lift planning, management of the operational area must be considered to identify possible risks and to identify appropriate control measures. This should include control of the operational area and drop zone to restrict access of personnel during a lifting operation.Controls may include the use of spotters, barricades or other suitable measures.

Crane & Lift Team Information

Crane Information

Is a crane required for today's lifting operations?

Crane Operator:

Photo of operator and license:

Name of Signal Person Assigned:

Detail the Communication Method:



Serial Number:

Crane Rating:

Crane Inspection Date:

Photo of all (4) Sides of the Crane:

Jacking: Equipment and Activities

Equipment and activities are developed, implemented, maintained and operated in accordance with legislation and internal requirements.

The activities and equipment comply with the following regulations:

Are only matching dollies used that were manufactured by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)?

Does the equipment to be jacked or supported by a stand have no additional load that could exceed the jacking/standing capacity?

Before jacking:

Has the equipment been parked stably on a hard and level surface with the parking brake applied. Are the wheels chocked on rubber-tired vehicles?

Is the machine insulated according to standard procedures for insulation and marking?

Is the lifter/stand the correct size for the selected task and has it been checked for defects and adhesions?

Is it ensured that no personnel are on or under the equipment during tunnelling?

Are the devices operated according to the original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) specifications?

Is the jack locked as soon as the equipment is lifted by the locking jack? Or is a corresponding stand attached (for non-locking jack)?

Has all dunnage been inspected and secured prior to use?

Is steel cargo used when available? Is the dunnage hardwood and free of splinters and cracks?

Select 2 active construction projects with jacking activities and check the following:

Do personnel understand the safety requirements for jacking activities that ensure the specifications in 'Control Requirements'?

Have task-specific risk assessments identified appropriate hazards and controls and implemented them accordingly?

Are only matching dollies produced by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the task at hand?

Is the integrity of the equipment (including dunnage, stands, jacks, etc.) assured?


Note specifics

Pre-Lift Checklist

Pick Location



Description of the goods to be lifted

Weight and Distance?

Time and date of the lifting

Pre-Lift Checklist

Has the crane / hoist been inspected and deemed safe prior to this elevator?

Has each rig passed a visual inspection and is it suitable for the material being lifted?

Are all permits in place?

Are the wind conditions acceptable?

Are the general weather conditions acceptable?

Is the crane swing open and properly barricaded?

Do the ground conditions seem acceptable for crane placement?

Are crane / hoist inspection records up to date?

Are there power lines that interfere with elevators?

Is the operator's certification card current?

Are the arms fully extended?

Are hand signal cards on site?

Have all other trades, tenants, occupants and neighbors been notified of lifting operations?

Have signals been checked between operator, signal person(s) and rigging(s)?

Have materials to be lifted been confirmed and have rigging methods been confirmed?

Did a pre-lift meeting take place?

Planning and Execution of Lifting Operations

The planning and execution of lifting activities physically separates personnel from the lifting operations area and from interaction with unrelated lifting activities.

During the lifting process, the operating area of the lifting activities must be physically separated from other activities to ensure that there is no interaction between unrelated activities.

Select 2 lift operations and verify that the separation controls are included:

If infrastructure is fixed, have lifting areas been barricaded with fencing, hazard tape, or chains?

Has field delineation, in the form of signage and cones been established to a distance of 1.5 times the maximum working height of the largest crane in the operational lifting range from the outermost load?

Has at least 1 spotter been installed when using 2 or more cranes?

Have the competencies of the people involved in the lifting work been verified?

Has the equipment, plant logs, and preprints been verified?

Is the lifting unit equipped with audible alarms?

Does the lifting device/equipment have a current inspection certification?

Has the pre-lift hazard analysis or equivalent risk analysis been completed? Is proof available?

Lift Planning and Execution physical interaction between personnel and equipment and objects with the potential to fall within the lift operational area.

During lifting operation the lift operational area needs to be controlled to ensure that personnel and equipment are physically separated such that the risk of falling objects contacting a person is eliminated.

Select 2 lift operations and verify the controls include:

Are the barricaded drop zones located at least 2 meters beyond the end of the load/drop zone when the elevator exceeds 1.8 meters?

Are markers used to ensure that no one enters the drop zone?

Does a responsible person exist for all lifting activities?


Rigging Sketch

Include all information necessary to determine if the load is properly rigged and if the appropriate rigging equipment has been selected. Include, as applicable, sling angle, type of sling attachment, eyebolt orientation, pad points, center of gravity, and any other pertinent information.

Add a drawing

Photo of manipulated object

Sign Off

Comments and/or additional remarks

Contractor for cranes/hoists

Full name of the crane/hoist operator

Full name and signature of the project manager or supervisor

Full name and signature of the safety manager