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CRANE VISIBILITY – ARE YOUR CRANE OPERATORS SAFE DURING OPERATIONS?

Paul Pringle
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The importance of solar protection in crane cabins is an essential part of port safety protocol

The importance of solar protection in crane cabins is an essential part of port safety protocol, not only for the crane operator, but also for the people working or commuting within the crane’s parameter below. Solar glare and excessive heat can often prove a distraction (even for the most skilled crane operator), and it’s this type of distraction that can compromise safety and lead to unnecessary accidents and insurance claims

Solarglide work closely with maritime crane operators globally – supplying retractable solar screens and dimout screens to crane cabins operating within the Maritime Sector. Solarglide screens allow the crane operator to be 100% focused on the job at hand by improving visibility, eliminating ‘annoying’ glare and by keeping the cabin cool. This allows the operator to continue his operations unhindered; be it moving cargo from port to vessel, or the transportation of cargo from terminals to lorry.

With panoramic windows, a crane cabin can heat up quickly during daylight hours. A crane cabin with no solar protection acts in a similar way to a ‘greenhouse’ – creating an unbearable, sticky and unpleasant environment for the operator.

Solarglide screens are suitable for all cabin windows, including roof windows – they are easy to operate from the operators chair, and give respite to operators when the sun is at its strongest. They are fully retractable, which means they can be stored away back inside their cassette on days when the weather is less favourable.

Solarglide has recently supplied 156 x SG Silhouette dimout screens to one of the largest Port Terminals in Europe, where crane safety is a key priority in the transportation of goods within the logistics supply chain.

CRANE VISIBILITY – ARE YOUR CRANE OPERATORS SAFE DURING OPERATIONS?

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