Critical Lifts Defined
Note: This information was updated in the 2015 Crane Safety Manual. Refer to Complex Lift which replaced the terminology referred to here as a critical lift. The Crane Association has left this information here for historical record. See the latest Crane Safety Manual for the latest information and advice on Multiple Crane Lifts.
1. A relatively simple basic lift requiring one or more cranes.
2. A relatively routine, simple basic lifts not involving significant height or reach using two or more cranes. A relatively routine, simple basic lift is normally one which because of weight, length or physical size requires two cranes e.g. lifting a 40ft container from each end off a truck and placing it on the ground.