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A crane is a type of material handling equipment that transports a load vertically and horizontally. The lifting mechanism (hoist) is an integral part of the crane.
There are several types of cranes which have the same fundamental characteristics but differ in the way they are supported (mounted): overhead cranes (bridge), mobile cranes, or fixed cranes (tower). Each type may have specific safety operating requirements, but there are safety inspection elements that are similar. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for each type of crane.
Before lifting any load you should start the crane and inspect it when it is moving. Look for:
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