When activated by the lifting crew, the BlokAlert receiver gives out a recognizable audio-visual signal that can be seen and heard by site personnel in proximity to the hook block or load.
This forewarns the workforce to the position and movements of the hook block, increases awareness, and reduces the risk of being struck by the crane’s
hook block, lifting accessories, or load.
- Traditionally: The distance between the horn, often located near the operator’s cab, and the load, is inconsistent and does not efficiently warn site personnel to the position of the hook block or load. The same can be said for air horns or whistles when used by riggers. In both scenarios, the attention of the workforce is diverted to where the sound is coming from, as opposed to the hazard.
- Solution: Fit a warning system to the hook block. When activated, the consistent proximity between the hook block and the load enhances the efficiency of the warning system and draws attention to the hazard, not away from it.