HOW DO LIFTING SPECIALISTS REDUCE PROJECT COSTS ?
Potential costs of projects without lifting specialists
Duties of a Lifting Specialist
COST OF PROJECT REWORK
In many cases, contractors discover the presence of already installed objects that would obstruct a lifting operation.
The removal of these obstacles and re-instating them will cost the project additional time and money.
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROJECT HEAVY LIFTS PLAN
The lifting specialist provides a thorough heavy lifts project plan that includes:
a)Identification of the most critical lifts
b)Identification of obstacles that hinder the heavy lift operations
c)The crane’s schedule activities
d)Clashes with other disciplines during the lifting activities
EXCESSIVE CRANE RENTAL COSTS
In order to play it safe, contractors tend to rent cranes that are larger than needed for a job. This practice unnecessarily increases overall crane rental costs. Given that the cost of crane hire typically ranges between 10%-20% of a project’s construction cost, non-optimized crane selection significantly increases the overall expenditure of a project.
OPTIMIZING CRANE SELECTION FOR A PROJECT
By selecting the right crane models, sizes, and quantities, the lifting specialist ensures the project’s lifting operations are covered by a cost-effective crane fleet.
FINES AND COMPENSATIONS
In the absence of quality lifting plans, the risks of crane accidents are higher.
Aside from the injuries and property damage that result from crane accidents, contractors would be subjected to hefty fines and compensations, not to mention the costs of lost man-hours and accident investigations.
PREPARATION OF CLEAR AND WELL-ENGINEERED LIFTING PLANS
An accurate and detailed lifting plan provides all the details needed to carry out a critical lift, including the identification of the hazards. It identifies hazards that might be missed in an improvised lifting operation.
COST OF PROJECT DELAYS
Delays in submitting the necessary lifting plans lead to delays in obtaining the necessary permits required to carry out a job. The cost of those delays are unproductive man-hours and equipment standby.
ENSURING THE TIMELY APPROVAL OF LIFTING PLANS
The lifting specialist ensures that lifting plans required for work permits are completed and approved in a timely manner.