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The Importance of Lift Planning

Mobile Cranes | Jul 15 / 21

Crane lifting operations are intricate, complex, and, at times, difficult. To ensure that every lift is performed efficiently and safely, a comprehensive lift plan must be completed before operating a mobile crane. Every project and job site are completely different, so no two plans will be the same. As leading providers of high-quality rentals for many types of mobile cranes, Stampede Crane & Rigging understands the importance of lift planning. That is why our team has compiled some information on why lift planning is important and how it can optimize the efficiency and safety of your project.

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Why is Lift Planning so Important?

Every project features different site elements, challenges, and considerations. What worked for one project may not work for another, so it is important to build a unique lift plan every time. Lift planning is important as it can help with:

Hazard Identification

From nearby buildings and powerlines to mud and loose gravel, there are many potential hazards on any construction site. A lift plan often starts with a detailed assessment to take note of these hazards, informing operators of how to avoid them. This ensures optimal safety before, during, and after lifts to keep the project on track. Lift plans can also outline procedures for hazardous weather and unexpected events to minimize potential downtime.

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Determining Equipment Requirements

One of the biggest advantages of a lift plan is that it can help project managers determine how much power they need to get the job done. It also presents an opportunity to take note of any unique features that are required such as rough-terrain traversal or extended outreach capabilities. By determining the required lift capacity, lift height, and other features, you can be sure that you are getting the correct mobile crane rental(s) for your specific site requirements.

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Streamlining and Optimizing Processes

Due to the complexity of every lift, it can be difficult to know where to start. A detailed lift plan can ensure that operators and other personnel know what to do, when to do it, and how to get the job done right. This streamlines and optimizes the rigging and lifting process to enhance productivity, safety, and quality.

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To learn more about lift planning and our selection of mobile crane rentals, get in touch with the Stampede Crane & Rigging team. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to help you find the perfect unit for your needs.