Who is in charge of your lifting operations on-site? According to the revised ASME B30.5: Mobile Crane & Locomotive Cranes, the ASME P30.1; Planning for Load Handling Activities and the new OSHA 1926. 1432 Crane Standards a lift director must be on-site and in charge of the lifting operations.
The lift directors’ responsibilities are more detailed than the job’s crane operator and the site supervisor. They are not only in charge of all the necessary steps of creating a proper lift plan, both routine and non-routine lifts but also can take corrective action of the lifting operations. Assigning a qualified lift director to your project will ultimately reduce accidents and increase job site efficiency by approaching the lifting operations with a systematic approach.
The first step to becoming a lift director is to ensure you have taken our basic Qualified Rigger and Signalperson class. Upon completing the Qualified Rigger and Signalperson course, you are eligible to take our 8-hour Lift Director Certification course. During this 8-hour course you will go over the following:
• Understand who lift directors are and the importance on the job site
• Site - Equipment Setup and Operation
• Roles, Responsibilities, and Qualification of Lift Director and Personnel
• Lifting Operations - Personnel Assignments
• Rigging/Rigging Decisions for Lift Planning
• Load Charts/Using Load Charts to Prepare a Lift Plan
• Rigging Capacities and Methods
• Lift Plans - Sequence of Events, LHE Placement, and Usage
• Critical Lift Planning Elements - Develop, Review, and Evaluation