On construction sites using cranes, one of the most important jobs is that of the signal person. Sometimes known as the signal man, this individual is responsible for signaling the crane and giving the operator orders that pertain to the lift. In order to accurately and safely direct crane operators, the signal person must know and understand the relevant signals used in 1926 regulations.
Most accidents happen as a result of misunderstood or misinterpreted hand signals. Both operator and signalman must take the time to study and memorize the necessary signals. To help your employees learn, as well as review, these signals, CraneServicesInc.com has created this infographic featuring animated figures demonstrating each of the main signals associated with equipment operations and movement on a construction worksite.