Environmental, Health and Safety Services

When must the area below the lift destination be evacuated?

Classrooms, offices, and other occupied areas directly beneath the load destination must be evacuated when the weight of the load is significant and could pierce the building's envelope (i.e. damage the exterior roof and possibly the interior ceiling).  The area must only be evacuated temporarily during the actual lift.  The crane operator will inform the VT Project Manager/Coordinator of the estimated time and duration of the lift.