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Card checks aren’t enough: New draft guidance on operator competence
14 June, 2013
The UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has launched a public consultation on a new guidance document, Management of Plant Operator Competence, produced in collaboration with the Construction Plant-hire Association. The guidance stresses managers need to do more than just check operators cards.
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SC&RA members quiz OSHA over $1bn training requirement
Thursday, September 20, 2012 As the US industry gears up to certify operators ahead of the 2014 implementation of the cranes and derricks rule, SC&RA members are questioning a requirement for capacity certification that could, some say, add a billion dollars to industry costs.
Singapore and Malaysian regulators speak at Cranes Asia
Thursday, August 23, 2012 The programme for Cranes Asia, Cranes Today's annual Singapore-based conference, has just been finalised, with the late addition of regulators from Singapore and Malaysia.
EU regulations: no CPC license needed for crane drivers
Monday, August 13, 2012 The EU Commission, the executive body of the EU, has said that mobile crane drivers do not necessarily need to get a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) license.
New York Crane’s Lomma cleared of all charges
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 James Lomma has been acquitted of all charges relating to the May 2008 collapse of a tower crane on East 91st Street, New York City, which killed two people.
UK tower crane register costly, ineffective
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Following an independent review of health and safety legislation in the UK, British workplace health and safety regulator the HSE has announced proposals to drop its public tower crane database. Despite costing the regulator £51,000 to run, only three members of the public queried the database.
ANSI accreditation recognised in West Virginia law
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Effective from 8th June, the American National Standards Institute’s Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies will be recognised in West Virginia Legislature’s Crane Operator Certification Act.
Shawmut hosts NCCCO crane operator exams and prep sessions
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 In preparation for NCCCO crane operator written and practical examinations, rental firm Shawmut Equipment is providing pre-exam preparation sessions at its South Easton, Massachusetts facility on 23rd April.
Jury returns Battersea tower crane collapse verdict
Friday, March 16, 2012 An inquest jury investigating the deaths of two men killed by a collapsing tower crane in London, UK on 26 September 2006, has returned a narrative verdict, after being instructed by the coroner not to consider an unlawful killing verdict.
CRC/ICHC 2012 to be held in New Orleans
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 New Orleans has been announced as the setting for this year’s two-day jointly held Crane & Rigging Conference/Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference (CRC/ICHC), scheduled to start on 23 May.
Truck crane death highlights boom-crushing risk
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Jusice Gary Hearn of the Ontario Court of Justice fined Delta Truck Equipment CAD100,000 and its supervisor, Phillip Hutton, CAD15,000, after a maintenance person was crushed to death by a truck crane’s boom in Breslau, Canada.
Counterfeit clamp down headed by machinery associations
Monday, December 12, 2011 A market surveillance initiative has been launched by seven European machinery industry trade associations to promote the effective monitoring of goods sold on the European market and strengthen regulatory compliance.
New crane inspector certification programme from NCCCO
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 A crane inspector certification programme has been developed by the NCCCO in conjunction with the Crane Certification Association of America (CCAA), offering inspectors of tower, mobile and overhead cranes distinct certifications.
HSE warns on high voltages after crane service accident
Thursday, September 15, 2011 After maintenance workers were seriously injured while working on a dockside crane, UK health and safety regulator, the HSE, has warned that high voltage cranes should be clearly labeled and staff working on them should be properly trained.
New Zealand Crane Group target world-class safety
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 New Zealand Crane Group is improving safety procedures for its riggers and operators by fitting fall protection systems to every all-terrain crane in its fleet with a lifting capacity over 80t.
Manufacturers back CECE guide tackling illegal tower cranes
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 A new guide to help inexperienced crane buyers identify whether or not a tower crane is compliant with EU legislation has been released by the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE).
NY judge: ‘Rapetti caused crane collapse’
Thursday, July 21, 2011 William Rapetti, the master rigger responsible for erecting a tower crane at East 51st Street New York that collapsed during a climbing operation in 2008, killing seven people, has had his rigger and operator licenses revoked. Rapetti was acquitted of manslaughter charges, but still faces civil action. A judge considering his license found that Rapetti’s failures had caused the collapse.
Sany and Zoomlion take aim at foreign megacrawlers
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 At the start of the summer, the world saw the advent of two of the largest crawler cranes ever to be made in China, Zoomlion’s 3,200t ZCC3200NP and the Sany 3,600t SCC8600TM.
New OSHA inspections targets southern powered industrial truck owners
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 OSHA has launched a new four-month programme focused on reducing fatalities and injuries caused by powered industrial trucks operating in the State of Mississippi.
CPA launches consultation period for operator medical fitness guide
Friday, July 01, 2011 At the Vertikal Days exhibition on 23 June, the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group launched the public consultation period for the its latest guidance: Medical Fitness to Operate Construction Plant.
New safe lifting guidance for Singapore
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 A National Crane Safety Taskforce working group from Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council has this month released guidance for achieving minimum safety standards during lifting operations in Singapore.

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