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Are Your Safety Practices Ready For Spring?

Working at Height in the Spring: 10 Ways to Stay Safe
Written by: Jen Adams

Key Takeaway: Be prepared for unpredictable spring weather by keeping the job-site clean,
planning for the forecasted weather, using the right PPE, and taking thorough
safety precautions.

Temperatures may be rising, but spring brings its own set of risks (and borrows some from
winter) that need to be taken…

Women In Industry – A View From The Top of the Tower Crane.

Women in Construction: A Q&A Session

Interviews & Writing by Jen Adams

Today we at Bigfoot are celebrating International Women’s Day and Women in Construction Week! This is a week to acknowledge and applaud the women of the industry who show up every day, demonstrating time and again their strong work ethic, capability, and grit (endurance/perseverance).

We sat down wit…

Bigfoot Crane Company Inc. Now Approved for On & Off-Site Construction Hoist Operator Training.

RELEASE DATE:

March 7, 2019

Bigfoot Crane Company Inc. Now Approved for On & Off-Site Construction Hoist Operator Training.

Dateline: Abbotsford, BC, Canada, March 7, 2019:

Effective today’s date, Bigfoot Crane Academy is pleased to announce that its Construction Hoist Operator Training Course has been formally approved by Technical Safety BC.

Bigfoot Crane Academy’s Hoist…

Potain 219 Tower Crane Install At Transit Village

A Cut Above

Dominion Diamond Corporation is a major supplier of rough diamonds to the world market. Their operation at the Ekati Diamond Mine near the Arctic Circle often requires specialized equipment that can withstand challenging work environments and harsh climates.

Part of the process that brings rough diamonds to the surface involves skilled workers known as High Wall Scalers. This specialized crew…

Towering Above the Competition

Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors needed to cut a 100-foot water tank, add a 40-foot extension, then put the suspended piece back on. For a company with more than 30 years of experience in constructing, installing, renovating and rebuilding large above-ground water tanks across the US, the project should have been routine.

It was anything but. Call it a perfect storm combining hazards and…

How Overhead Crane Safety Can Prevent Accidents

overhead crane safety

Amid recent news of a terrifying double crane collapse on August 3, which crushed multiple homes and shops in Holland, the importance of overhead crane safety continues to show that it cannot be stressed enough. Cranes and hoists are necessary in many construction applications, such as the building of the bridge in Holland where this recent collapse occurred. Equipment failure and improper use of…

Strategies for Managing Construction Risk

managing construction risks

It is understood that a certain amount of risk will always exist with most business ventures. Construction projects are no exception to this reality. However, it is important to focus on managing construction risk through proper preparation and a thorough review of contract documents at the beginning of a project. Allocating the responsibility for risk to the parties that are best able to manag…

Operating Tower Cranes In Extreme Weather

Truthfully, operating a tower crane can be challenging in the best of weather conditions. However, as anyone who has worked in the construction industry can tell you, Mother Nature hardly ever cooperates, making it important to know about operating tower cranes in extreme weather. Weather delays can easily double the amount of time it takes to complete a job. Regardless, every project needs to…

Tips For Safe Crane Operation With The Highest Precision Standards

safe crane operations

Crane operation, to be safe and efficient, requires skill, the exercise of extreme care and good judgment, alertness and concentration, and a rigid adherence to proven safety rules and practices as outlined in applicable and current ANSI and OSHA safety standards.

Every crane operator, including those involved in slinging loads and directing lifting operations, must be trained and competent in…

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