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Although it can’t be seen directly, wind can have a massive effect on the safe operation of cranes. In this article, we will look at some issues relating to cranes and wind, writes Stuart Edwards.
Permissible wind speed
The safe wind speed to operate a crane can be subject to much conjecture and discussion, especially when there is undue “pressure” to complete a job. However, determining a safe wind speed can be broken down to three simple things. Read more
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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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The construction industry operates in one of the most dynamic and hazardous work environments, and while there are numerous factors behind construction site claims, cranes are involved in a number those events. Jan Arreza reports.
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Pick and carry crane safety has come in for a lot of attention of recent times – both for dynamic safety on the road and safety while working on site with a load. Australasia has a long history of articulated pick and carry cranes, to the extent that there are thousands in operation. Greg Keane reports.
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Queensland authorities are planning to look closely at firms with vehicle loading cranes (VLCs) and related equipment due to recent fatal incidents and other accidents highlighting safety and compliance issues with the machines in the state.
After a detailed and lengthy investigation, a crane driver has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a construction worker in 2016.