Here is a quick guide to what a Crane Operator Signal Person does:
To put it simply, a crane operator signal person is the crane operator’s eyes on the ground. Their communication with the operator plays a crucial part in preventing crane accidents and increasing overall efficiency by providing fast information that crane operator would otherwise have to take a lot more time getting themselves.
What OSHA says that signal persons need to know:
- types of signals used at work site.
- can competently use signals.
- knows the crane equipment and safety protocol.
- can pass a certification exam.
A signal person must be on station when:
- the load or area near or at the load is not in full view of the operator.
- when the direction of crane movement is obstructed.
- when the operator believes that a signal person should be present for safety reasons
Who is eligible to become a qualified Signal Person?
To obtain an NCCCO crane signal person certification the candidate must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be drug free
- pass the written examination
- pass a practical examination
Article Citation: etraintoday.com