Planning for a Critical Lift

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It’s the duty of construction workers to use equipment to complete large projects. Cranes are essential for lifting and moving loads to otherwise inaccessible heights. However, some lifts are more dangerous than others, hence the designation of a “critical lift.” Today, we’ll cover the common definitions of a critical lift, and provide guidelines on how… Read more »

Life of a Lift Director

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Skilled construction workers can perform in many different roles throughout the day. When it’s time for a lift, worker roles become well defined, ranging from the rigger to the signal person. Overseeing lift operations is the Lift Director. Yet the role of a lift director includes so much more than oversight. Today, we’ll take an… Read more »

Avoiding Crane Fines

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Safety should be the top priority for managers and workers on any construction site. While cranes are necessary for lifting and moving materials, incorrect use can lead to severe injury and death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the agency that sets safety guidelines for construction crane use. Non-compliance with their guidelines can… Read more »

How is a Tower Crane Built?

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We’ve all seen tower cranes working on new high rises and skyscrapers. For those unfamiliar with tower cranes, their height may make one wonder how they’re built. After all, what other structure is tall enough to construct tower cranes? The answer is that these cranes build themselves from the foundation up. The key lies in the… Read more »

Preparing for OSHA Inspections

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At H Brown, Inc., we make the safety of our crane service employees and partners a top priority. This includes adhering to the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an agency under the United States Department of Labor. Since OSHA inspections are never scheduled, advanced planning is key. Below, we’ve provided some… Read more »

Used Cranes and Equipment

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With over 77 years of extensive experience in heavy lifting equipment, ranging from cranes to crawlers, you can rest assured that all of our used equipment is in tip-top shape. Read on to find out a little more about our used cranes and equipment, especially how we select and maintain this equipment to ensure that… Read more »

Our Jack and Slide System

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If you’ve ever driven down an American freeway or looked over at a busy waterway, you’ve probably noticed flatbed trucks or wide container ships mounting even larger, oversized cargo, usually roped or chained down to the deck. The cargo on these ships ranges from massive, self-contained electric transformers to concrete pilings and structures. You may,… Read more »

Cranes: To Rent or to Buy?

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Cranes are among the largest investments any construction company can make. And, when most people think about construction sites, they see at least a few cranes. Perhaps readers will be surprised to learn that most cranes are not bought or owned by the construction company using them, but rented. The choice between buying and renting… Read more »

Securing Temporary Traffic Control

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Improvements in infrastructure are crucial for ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians. Nevertheless, heavy haul transportation projects are anything but simple, requiring temporary traffic control zones to redirect anyone using the road (who we’ll refer to as “road users”). All TTC zones are comprised of four areas: advance warning, transition, activity and termination. Securing temporary… Read more »