It’s no secret that construction sites are rife with safety hazards. After working in the concrete construction industry for decades, we knew there had to be a better way for crane operators to safely clear loads. The result is our overhead crane warning horn—an effective way for deck workers to be alerted of any given load’s active location.
Here are some details about the SkyHorn solution:
Throughout our research and development, SkyHorn was tested on over 25 cranes with many operators. This process highlighted areas of concern that SkyHorn addresses:
First, from the crane operator’s viewpoint, there is a hazardous blind spot that occurs below the load and obstructs his view of what or who may be under the load. Our overhead crane warning horn is effective in alerting deck workers, signalmen, and bystanders.
Operator blind spots can also occur behind columns, shear-walls and hoisting down near a leading edge.
SkyHorn allows for warning directly over the load in these situations.
This is especially important when you consider that deck workers are often task focused, and concentrated on their work, downward, or in front of them. SkyHorn gives workers on the deck a comfort in being able to identify the crane's overhead load position, audibly, and remain working comfortably.
The active load should never hover overhead; it’s dangerous and inefficient.
Increased Productivity Analysis:
*Based on 100 picks a day