Cranes & Lifting News

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CICA spotlights soft slings compliance issues

CICA has published its latest safety bulletin, examining soft slings (endless round slings) and potential compliance issues with some products …
A Mammoet Australia rigger handles a load with a push/pull stick to enhance workplace safety.

Mammoet Australia moves to increase workplace safety

Mammoet Australia has moved to increase workplace safety by implementing hands-free lifting across its operations using “push/pull sticks”.
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Federal budget invests large in infrastructure

Australia’s 2024-25 Federal budget has allocated $16.5 billion for new and existing infrastructure projects across the country.
SANY Heavy Industry's sustainable development footprint

Sany publishes 2023 Sustainable Development Report

Sany Heavy Industries has published its 2023 Sustainable Development Report, recording a 10.7 per cent drop year-on-year in total energy …

NHVR releases new paper calling for PBS scheme upheaval

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released its ‘Removing Roadblocks to Reform’ paper, calling for swift reform of the …

Product News

HSC launches redesigned crawler cranes.

HSC reveals redesigned crawler cranes

Japanese crane manufacturer, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes (HSC), has released new designs of its SCX1000A-3 and SCX1800A-3 crawler cranes.
Cranepower's CP 300 UPS units are helping decarbonise the construction industry.

Game changing technology powering cranes

Powering electric tower cranes, hoists and other types of electric construction equipment is going to become increasingly sustainable, thanks to …
Enhanced Franna MAC25 pick and carry cranes operate on the North East Link Project.

Efficiency is safety on the North East Link with enhanced Franna MAC25

North East Link Crane Operator Shauna Burgess discusses the enhanced safety features on the Franna MAC25 cranes custom-ordered by the …
Wasel Kranverleih has purchased a new Liebherr rough terrain crane, the LRT 1130-2.1.

Best-in-show rough terrain crane thrives in open-pit mine

German crane hire company, Wasel, has purchased a new LRT 1130-2.1 rough terrain crane and immediately deployed the machine to …

Association News

The CICA industry day covered a lot of issues pertinent to the crane industry.

Training, crane incidents, IR laws on agenda at CICA industry day

Situated just next to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport at Essendon Field’s Hyatt Place where the inaugural ‘Cranes in Wind’ forum was …
Team builder working adjust pillar with crane lifting prefabricated pillar concrete for installation in project house construction site. Steel formwork support.

50-hour, five day work week in construction receives strong support

An average 50-hour week over five days has strong support and does not appear to adversely affect site productivity, according …

Dynamic Leaders Program launched by CICA

The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has officially launched the ‘Dynamic Leaders Program’ to the crane industry.
LEEA wants to see more teamwork in the construction sector.

LEEA: teamwork key to construction success

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Regional Manager Justin Boehm takes 1998 Chicago Bulls basketball coach Phil Jackson’s famous quote, “The …
Team builder working adjust pillar with crane lifting prefabricated pillar concrete for installation in project house construction site. Steel formwork support.

Rise in workplace incidents prompts safety pleas across Australia

Calls across the country are pleading for greater care to be taken when working at heights following three fatalities across …