Cranes & Derricks
OSHA Cranes & Derricks Rule
Use a Spotter When Operating Heavy Equipment
A dedicated spotter helps you stay clear of overhead lines.
No equipment operator working alone can safely judge the distance from the equipment to overhead power lines. A spotter on the ground has a much better view.
Make sure your spotter is not doing double duty by spotting and guiding a load at the same time. Your spotter's only job should be to keep you and your equipment a safe distance from overhead power lines and other hazards.
Crane and Derrick Operators!
Don't raise or move a load near power lines without a dedicated, qualified spotter.
Lives depend on you. Make spotting and clear communication with the equipment operator your top priority.
For more information visit the OSHA website at www.osha.gov.
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