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:
An adequately prepared site is normally the responsibility of the PCBU in control of the Workplace.
Ideally work with the Crane Owner to establish requirements for the crane.
Most crane companies take responsibility for there setup from the ground up. But often have very little ability to take responsibility for the ground down other than by looking for signs of use.
Terms of Hire
Crane terms of hire often state:
Site Conditions and Access:
The Customer will ensure:
Damage to Services and Property:
The Customer shall be solely responsible for all damage which may be caused to underground and overhead services, footpaths, driveways, grounds, lawns, fences, structures, vehicles or any other property whatsoever caused by the Customer during the period of hire;
XXXX shall not be responsible for any loss or damage arising out of any stoppage or delay occasioned by a cause beyond XXXX ’s control including, but not limited to, weather conditions, ground conditions, strikes and industrial disputes;