Simple Lifts

The following are classified as simple lifting operations:

  1. equipment specifically installed by a crane operator;
  2. load has known and evaluated weight;
  3. center of gravity below the lifting point;
  4. use of a certified lifting point directly above the load;
  5. ample headroom;
  6. not sensitive, difficult or in restricted areas;
  7. use of one crane;
  8. unlikely to be affected by changing environmental conditions;
  9. experienced and competent crane operator;
  10. standard rigging arrangements;
  11. suitable working area available;
  12. relevant permits.

Source: API RP 2D, Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, Seventh Edition, December 2014. Global Standards

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