Cranes of all types are an integral part of advancing society throughout the world. Cranes build infrastructure, maintain production facilities, install alternative energy sources, and create the skyline we live and work in. With projects getting larger and project timing contracting there is increased risk of failure when planning and communication don’t keep up. In this seminar we will look at the basics of crane operation, common missteps, and what systems can be used to successfully to assist in pulling off the next big lift and all the small lifts that happen as the shift bell rings. Examples provided are based from Australia, but the principles are universal as we try to make common sense more common.