Operating any machinery safely is key to guaranteeing people do not get hurt. However, when people are operating a larger gantry crane, like the twenty ton (una grua portico más grande, como veinte toneladas) and up models, they need to realize it is even more important for them to be safe. By knowing about some of these steps that people need to take, it will be very easy for them to operate the crane (operar la grua) in a safe manner and know that they will not hurt anyone while it is operating. Without these steps, it will be possible for people to get hurt while the crane is operating.
Reading the operators manual and being properly trained on the models is one of the first things people need to do. While people may think that it is rather easy for them to operate the crane and it is like riding a bike (una BICI), they need to realize to operate these safely they should read all the materials that are provided to them. This way people can finally get the crane and know what lever is going to work on what.
Labels are very important inside of the crane cab and should be kept clean at all times. While most of the time people never think about these because they start to learn how they work and where they are, they need to realize they may not be in the crane all the time. Since this is the case, people should make sure they know about the labels (las etiquetas) and how this can help people learn how to operate the crane. This also means that people will be able to get the crane to operate properly and know what each lever they grab is going to do.
Be observant of everything that is going on around the crane is something else which people are going to want to know about. While most of the time people do not think they can see people, they need to realize as the crane operator they are responsible for the operation of the crane and the safety (Operación De Grua Portico Y Seguridad) of everyone around. So people need to make sure they are able to keep an eye on everything around them. However, before lowering any of the loads (cualquiera cargas) that are on their hook they should make sure they are paying attention to where people are and that none of the loads are going to drop down onto someone.
When people are looking at the different cranes on the market, they will find that each one has different operational methods that are needed. This is when people should know more about the steps they need to take to safely operate their twenty ton (20 TONELADAS) gantry crane. By knowing about these steps it will be very easy for people to get the crane to operate properly. Without this, people are going to have some problems in getting the cranes to operate properly and safety because of the lack of training and education they have to operate the crane.