Singapore and Malaysian regulators speak at Cranes Asia23 August 2012 by Cristina Brooks
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.
Cranes Asia takes place on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September, at the Holiday Inn Atrium in Singapore.
Singapore's Mohd Ismadi, deputy director (engineering safety, ministry of manpower, and Malaysia's Mohd Fairuz Abdul Rahman, investigating engineer, division of forensic engineering, will be discussing regulation and accidents in their respective countries.
The two latest speakers will be joining Frederic Perez and Jean-Marc Rannou, construction director and operations manager for Dragages Singapore, who will be opening the event by discussing the lifting requirements of the Singapore Sports Hub, one of Singapore's most iconic recent projects.
The afternoon of the first day of the event will include presentations on the human and financial cost of accidents, from Bryan Cronie, regional SHE-Q director for Mammoet Singapore and Martin Banasik, principal engineer (lift and crane), Allianz Engineering.
On the second day, the event will be opened with an extended presentation by industry expert Stuart Anderson, who will discuss the state of the market across Asia and Austrasia, with his well-regarded detailed statistics and insightful commentary.
Anderson's presentation will be followed by David Potter of Australian Crane and Machinery. Potter will be explaining his experiences as a distributor of XCMG cranes, and what is involved in bringing Chinese cranes to developed markets.
The event will close with two presentations on crane inspection. Brandon Hitch CraneSafe Engineer CICA, the Crane Industry Council of Australia, will discuss Australia's periodic and major inspection programmes. Geoff Holden, of LEEA, the Lifting Equipment Engineers' Association, will discuss recent revisions to BS 7121, which place more emphasis on tailoring inspection and maintenance programmes to individual cranes.