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Beyond its use in a maintenance environment, there are some other common uses of cribbing. Cribbing is used in emergency response situations to safely support cars, trucks, and equipment. Cribbing allows unusual loads to be stabilized so that rescue workers can access victims. Cribbing is also commonly used in conjunction with lifting equipment such as cranes. In this application, cribbing is used to increase the load distribution area of outriggers, or to compensate for sloped or uneven terrain. Building up support points on a crane allows the lifting platform itself to be level.