Crane/Lift Safety

The goal of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office is to ensure that Crane Lifts are performed safely and in compliance with University Policies, safety laws, standards, and codes, and to mitigate the risks associated with a Critical Lift. The following information has been developed to guide you through the EHS Crane Lift approval process.

What determines whether a lift is a Critical Lift?

A critical lift is one that possesses one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Requires more than one (1) crane.
  • It contains a load that exceeds 75% of the crane’s rated capacity.
  • Involves lifting personnel.
  • The load suspension is located above the employees' rigging the load.
  • The load cannot be seen by the crane operator.
  • The load is high in monetary value or requires special handling.
  • The load has the potential to become unstable during transport.
  • The load will be transported over occupied buildings/areas.
  • The load weighs over 100 tons.

Please fill out the following FormStack. If the lift qualifies as a Critical Lift, the plan will have to be reviewed and approved by a registered Engineer.