Construction Standards

Our goal is to do every lift without injury or damage.  We take every precaution to ensure your job is completed safely and smoothly.


To make lifting projects go as smoothly as possible, communication is the key. All of our cranes have radios or headsets so communication can be clear and precise with their coworkers. Our engineer operators know the correct crane signals, making jobs go so much smoother. Please ask the operator if you have any questions on crane signals so there are no communications or mix-ups.

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CCO Certified

All our operators at Ivan’s Crane go through the NCCCO Crane Certification course and carry CCO Certification.

Set-up for Success

One of the biggest contributors to a successful lift is the initial crane setup. There are three main conditions we look at before we set up a crane.

#1 Level Ground

The more level the ground the lower the crane sits on its outriggers, making the crane more stable. We ask contractors to level the ground as much as possible before we arrive. This dramatically decreases set up time and improves the speed and safety of our crane service.

There are instances where we won’t be able to set up to do the job at all without this precaution.

#2 Space

The next safety variable is space. We need vehicles and materials moved out of the way of the set-up pad. Each one of our cranes has a different outrigger footprint; We can run our outriggers to 50% span, but it decreases the cranes capacity and the overall stability of the crane. We use full outriggers as much as possible, so keep that in mind when preparing your site for the crane.

#3 Ground Compaction

Unstable ground is one of the main reasons cranes can tip over causing danger. This can include:

  • Non-compact/loose soil
  • Unknown voids/cavities under the surface
  • Hillsides/unlevel ground

The flatter the ground and the more space we have for setting up the crane, the safer the operation will be.

If you have questions about crane safety on your Arizona or Utah construction project, reach out to an engineering expert today. We’ll be happy to assist in creating a secure job site.

Ivan's Crane Inc

Summit County

876 East Foothill Drive

Kamas, Utah 84036

(435) 671-2380

Salt Lake County

430 West Jensen Lane

Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

Wasatch County

1520 US-40

Heber City, Utah 84032

Maricopa County Arizona

1426 North Freestone Circle

Mesa, Arizona 85203

(480) 540-1449