Thursday, February 4, 2021

Crane Lift Plan (CLP)-Planning and Process

Instructions for Crane Lift Plan

Lifting with a crane is always very risky and requires all mandatory safety precautions before the lifting activity proceeds.

The following are some instructions that could be very helpful for the personnel who are involved in the crane lifting.

1. The use and Planning Process for crane lifting has two major categories:

  • Crane Lift Plan
  • Daily Safety Review for Crane Operations

2. A Crane Lift Plan is required for every crane lift on each project where the Lifting is required

3. Where Critical Crane Lifts Operations are involved, then only if authorized, may have to be reviewed by a Lifting professional engineer. 

4. Submission for the Crane Lift Plans must be done at least 48 hours before crane mobilization. If helicopter or critical lifts are involved, then for this purpose we need to submit Crane Lift Plan before-5 days. 

5. Crane Lift Plans (CLP) must be based on worst case % of capacity (for example, gross deductions/chart capacity) for each particular crane configuration, location, and activity (e.g., unloading a delivery truck is a separate activity from erecting steel structure).

6. The Crane Lift Plan (CLP) may be valid for more than 1- day, as long as the configuration, location, and parameters used for Establishing the “worst case” condition have not been altered. Multiple Lift Plans (MLP) for multiple lifting locations/areas/projects.

7. All rigging devices/Machinery MUST have the name of the Lifting Machinery/Devices manufacturer and identify Working Load Limit (WLL) and be certified as to their capacity.

8. Where Custom-Fabricated Devices exist such as lifting beams, spreader bars, etc., may be acceptable with appropriate Professional Engineer (PE) stamp or proof testing as needed by lifting applicable standards. Lifting and WLL Capacities shall be marked and legible on all such devices.

9. Other worksite activities and the work that is not foreseen in the Crane Lift Plan (CLP), but may arise due to worksite conditions such as moving various equipment, devices, or machinery, loading & unloading materials/substances onto floors, etc.) must be reviewed with Organization in advance. Other Changes affecting crane configuration and/or location may need the Crane Lift Plan (CLP) to be amended.

10. The Main-Contractor/Sub-Contractor is accountable to visit the site before the lift date to review the crane setup location and documentary information referring to the worksite, which is maintained by Organizations. The subcontractor is accountable (determining adequacy, supplying, and installing) for all supporting material mandatory for the crane lift.

11. The Subcontractor is responsible to obtain all information that is necessary to develop a power line safety plan.

12. The Subcontractor is accountable to train all workers involved in the use of the crane, for example: 

  • Rigging
  • Signaling
  • Crane Operation
  • Assembly / Disassembly.

13. The Main-Contractor/Sub-Contractor must provide the following information along with the Crane Lift Plan (CLP):

  • Competent person designation forms for Rigger operation Signal Person.
  • Rigger and Signal Person training certification, such as OSHA 10 cards.
  • Jurisdictional Registration.
  • Risk Assessment (RA)/Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for truckload /unload boom conflicts, public protection, Etc.
  • Risk Assessment (RA)/Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for power line encroachment
  • Logistics Plan (LP)
  • Weight of Material (WM) – Bill of Lading (BL), calculation, manufacturers product datasheet, etc.
  • Rigging Plan (RP)

14. The Crane Manufacturing Company must provide the following information added to the Crane Lift Plan (CLP):

  • Competent/qualified person designation forms for the operator and Assembly & Disassembly (A&D) Supervisor
  • Operator/Worker accreditation – eg, license, medical certification, OSHA 10 cards
  • Load Chart-(LD) 
  • Range Chart-(RC)
  • Dimension illustration and specifications for the crane
  • Lightning and wind restrictions (from operator’s manual)
  • Crane dimensions and area (quadrant) of the operation diagram
  • Provide a copy of the annual 3rd party inspection certification and report – see Crane Lift Plan for requirements
  • (Note: The inspector shall be accredited with the CCAA 
  • Scaled Site Plan (SSP) and Elevation Drawings- (ED)
  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for Assembly/Disassembly of crane and severe weather.

15. The crane activity shall comply with the Site-Specific Safety & Loss Control Program.

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