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An experienced operator moves the load smoothly. Keeping the load stable and under control is the top priority. Always take your time and move the crane with slow, smooth movements. Sudden movements of the crane either up and down or side to side can cause what is known as shock loading. Always avoid shock loading because it greatly increases stress on the crane and the rigging.
Travel with the load as low to the floor as possible but make sure you can still clear any obstacles. Be sure that the slings or hoist lines don't become tangled or twisted while moving the load. When walking with the load, walk beside the load so that it can be easily seen. Do not walk ahead of the load. Tag lines are lines attached to the load. They may be used to better control the load while it's in motion. For long moves, stop periodically to make sure the load is stable and that the path is clear.