Read the latest news on construction (tower ) cranes throughout New Zealand.
NZTA have developed maps that identify bridge constraints for information purposes. These will be updated on an annual basis. They are available on the NZTA Map Hub
The link to the maps can be found on this website under Operators
Are you the PCBU in control of the Workplace? If so you have some duties when it comes to crane safety on site.
What is an Adequately Prepared Location?
A location that:
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 changes have caused a rolling out of new Regulations. On of the most interesting of these is the new Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016 (GRWM) which introduces Hierarchy of Control Measures.
Before moving a crane it is vital that the operator checks that the crane is stowed correctly. The operator must:
A crane is a complex three dimensional hazard
The following page lists some of the common hazards found when working around Cranes. This list is by no means exhaustive.
The Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc.) has a number of tools to assist a PCBU by ensuring that an appropriate lift planning process is in place.
Lift planning in New Zealand can be broken into four distinct types: