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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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The owners of a crane damaged in a fatal London helicopter crash last week have begun recovery of the crane, using a giant Ainscough Terex TC 2800-1 lattice boom truck crane.
A helicopter has crashed into a crane in London, killing two people, and leaving parts of the jib hanging over a busy city street.
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.
A new revision to the British Standard for cranes will clarify guidance on inspection, maintenance and thorough examination of overhead cranes, emphasise scheduling testing and inspection to crane usage, and lay the ground work for a dedicated overhead crane standard. Will North reports
Zoomlion has awarded auto parts manufacturer Ruili Group Ruian Auto Parts Company a ‘Class A supplier’ rating, allowing the firm to supply 70% of the manufacturers truck crane braking systems.
Bury, UK, firm Spectra Scaffolding has been fined £40,000 by Stoke-On-Trent Crown Court and ordered to pay £45,000 costs after a worker was paralysed in a crane accident.
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.
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.
The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) in the UK has released a training DVD with reference documents to help eliminate overturning and other common lorry loader accidents.
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.
Former Modulift chairman Nick Latham has set up a new consultancy and lift engineering venture offering lifting safety and engineering services for the on and offshore lifting sector.
Safety equipment provider Standfast has sealed a deal with rental firm Bigge, who will sell and install its Travel Restraint Access Module (TRAM) fall restraint system for North American cranes.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Lifting gear distributor Certex International has completed installation of a 1,200t capacity test bench in a purpose-built facility belonging to subsidiary Peter Harbo AS at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark.
Demag has released two new features, Vertical Lift Assistant and Tandem Lift Assistant to increase accuracy for its mobile harbour cranes lifting heavy cargo.