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CRANE SAFETY

Major contractor honours crane recovery team

Members of a recovery team who dismantled a tower crane that was severely damaged by fire and posed a threat to neighbouring residential properties, have been honoured by the Kier Group. The team included five members of the tower crane division of Kier Plant and two engineers from Liebherr, the manufacturer of the crane, which became engulfed in flames on a construction site in Edinburgh. The crane was on hire to build a timber-framed apartment development when fire broke out and rapidly spread affecting the crane.

Comment: Recognising and rewarding positive actions in health and safety is an essential ingredient of any succesful health and safety management system. It is all too often only poor practice that is criticised rather than good practice praised.

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