The local Manitowoc perspective on the cessation of the supply agreement between Kobelco and Manitowoc was given to CAL by John Stewart, VP & General Manager, ANZ for Manitowoc Cranes.
Following initial discussions with the IFA and having identified a gap in the apprenticeship scheme for the occupation of Lifting Equipment Examiner, LEEA will now be inviting its members to come together to form the necessary ‘trailblazer’ group, which will meet to work out what the sector actually needs from its future workforce.
Interested members must be committed to take on apprentices in their own businesses and willing to contribute to the drafting of an occupation proposal, which will in the future form an apprenticeship standard. Read more
National access equipment specialist, United Forklift and Access Solutions, has been crowned 2018 Rental Company of the Year by the Australian Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA, ).
Coastal Cranes Albany (Coastal) recently assisted in setting up barriers for the Albany Classic Motor Event run through the heart of the Albany (WA) CBD on the June long weekend each year; and removing the barriers afterwards. Greg Keane reports.
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.
Turkish tower crane rental company and Potain dealer TeknoVinç sponsored a model crane building competition in Istanbul aimed at inspiring the country’s next generation of engineers.