More than 150 people attended Crane Safety 2003, which closes today after two days of conferences and a site visit to Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 construction project. There were a total of 160 visitors from 21 countries over three days.

Among the attendees were representatives of companies as diverse as the UK’s Canary Wharf Contractors, the Netherlands’ Mammoet, Denmark’s BMS, Canada’s Northern Crane Service, Australia’s Boom Logistics, Saudi Arabia’s Saihati Cranes & Heavy Lift, Israel’s Handasa Ba’gova, Nigeria’s Ritzoil, the UK’s Commhoist and Australia’s Rio Tinto.

Other attendees represented insurance companies, Government organisations, manufacturers and safety experts. In total there were more than 20 presentations on the safe design and use of mobile and tower cranes. For a full report, see the July issue of Cranes Today.

Crane Safety 2003 was sponsored by Terex Demag, Liebherr Nenzing, Ainscough Crane Hire, Samuel Walker, Sparrow Crane and Alatas. The site visit was hosted by Select Tower Cranes.

The countries represented were: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA.