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This is a document that introduces a speed limit on pick and carry cranes, whereby under the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) the State Schedules for Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania now state: “A pick and carry crane must not exceed 80kph.”
Pick and carry cranes are our most common crane in Australia with numbers in the thousands. I’ve written many bulletins about them due to the high number of risk factors involved, particularly mobiling with loads. Read more
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CrewSafe, the newest assessment program developed by CICA, was launched in Western Australia on May 25, 2018.
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Ahead of Crane Association of New Zealand’s (CANZ) annual conference in July, chief executive Rod Auton discusses the work that CANZ has undertaken to date and its ongoing efforts into the future.
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Those who have a long history of attendance at CICA national crane conferences will most like associate names Mark Gilbert and Aztec Analysis with high level lift planning, writes Greg Keane.
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There is general consensus here and globally that retirement criteria for a crane and the major inspection during its lifetime should not solely be based on the years since it was manufactured. A great many number of factors impact a machine’s lifespan and perhaps more importantly, its inspection and maintenance cycles, writes Jacqueline Ong.
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Cheryl Woodhart has been in the crane industry for some 30 years and has accomplished much during that time, both professionally and for the sector. From selling an $18 million crane to being CICA’s longest serving female director, the last three decades have been anything but dull, writes Jacqueline Ong.
For most of us in the construction industry, 2017 was an inflection point with an improving market. For sure we still have a long way to go to reach those historical highs of 2011/12, but it is great to finally be heading in the right direction.