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NEW CPA CRANE SAFETY GUIDANCE ISSUED

Posted on 14th January 2019
Guide covers use of mobile lifting appliances beside railways

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RAISING SAFETY STANDARDS FOR CRANE LIFTING OPS

Posted on 17th July 2018
Major crane seminar seeks to raise standards and share best practice

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UPDATED GUIDANCE ON EXCAVATORS USED AS CRANES

Posted on 22nd November 2017
Plant Forum stresses excavators should not be ‘first choice’ for lifting

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LACK OF SAFE PLATFORMS FOR WORK ON CRANE

Posted on 22nd May 2017
Major crane hire company erred on work at height precautions

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MAJOR CRANE SAFETY SEMINAR 28 SEPT 2016

Posted on 5th September 2016
Seminar examines key issues and solutions on construction projects

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INSPECTION AND EXAMINATION RULES UNDER REVIEW

Posted on 19th August 2016
hselogo1HSE seek more proportionate approach to equipment inspection etc.

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FATALITY: NEW YORK CRAWLER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 8th February 2016
Dramatic video shows collapse of massive mobile crane

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MECCA DISASTER CRANE BOOM WAS NOT LOWERED

Posted on 24th September 2015
Findings of the crane experts investigation now available

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AT LEAST 107 DIE IN MECCA CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 16th September 2015
Storm and strong winds believed to have triggered disaster

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HSE LIFTING OPERATIONS APPROVED CODE UPDATED

Posted on 5th January 2015
New LOLER code and guidance now available free online

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CPA PUBLISH NEW GROUND CONDITION GUIDANCE

Posted on 28th October 2014
Assessment of ground and precautions for safe use of mobile plant

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INQUEST: DRIVER TRAPPED BY LORRY GRAB

Posted on 28th October 2014
HSE expert witness found no faults with the crane

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MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 20th October 2014
Failure during controlled dismantling operation on massive mobile

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GROUND CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT STANDARD SET BY CPA

Posted on 2nd June 2014
Draft guidance to reduce mobile construction plant risk of collapse

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE FAILURE

Posted on 24th February 2014
Boom collapse during pile extraction highlights FPS Guidance

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WORLD CUP COLLAPSED CRANE ‘CLEARED’ OF BLAME

Posted on 17th February 2014
Liebherr investigation clears crane of fault in fatal collapse

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FATAL CRANE COLLAPSE IN BRAZIL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Two die as massive mobile crane boom fails during major lift

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INQUEST: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th October 2013
Director points Coroner to malfunctioning crane safety device

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN

Posted on 20th September 2013
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INCIDENTS: TWO MOBILES COLLAPSE IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 21st August 2013
Mobile cranes topple in both Putney and Royal Tunbridge Wells

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INCIDENT: CRANE OVERTURN ON WIND FARM PROJECT

Posted on 15th March 2013
Mobile crane collapse fuels concerns of local residents 

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 4th February 2013
Driver leapt to safety as crane overturned into canal

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR INJURED IN LOAD FALL

Posted on 6th July 2012
Cab fails to protect mobile operator after lifting operation goes wrong

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 5th December 2011
Investigators probe cause of mobile crane incident on London Tate Modern site

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FATALITY: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURNS ON ACCESS ROAD

Posted on 16th August 2011
Mobile crane driver fatally injured on road near wind farm project site

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MOBILE CRANE AND CAR COLLISION ROAD DEATH

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Van driver dies in a collision with a mobile crane on a major Cumbrian road

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INCIDENT: LYME REGIS CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Passers-by narrowly avoid injury as crane topples on south coast seafront

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CRANE DRIVER FATALLY INJURED IN RIVERSIDE INCIDENT

Posted on 9th December 2010
Operator died after crawler crane toppled into river during de-silting work 

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MOBILE OVERTURNS LANDING ON NEARBY HOME

Posted on 3rd September 2010
Workman trapped and injured as mobile crane lifting operation goes wrong  

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CRANE OPERATOR COMPETENCE STANDARDS

Posted on 10th August 2010
US crane operator certification scheme prompts review of standards

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MOBILE CRANE PLANNING FOR SAFE GROUND

Posted on 19th November 2009
Industry bodies issue guidance on securing mobile crane stability

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USEFUL CRANE SAFETY WEBSITE

Posted on 8th October 2009
US website provides space to share crane safety information

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ONLINE CRANE OPERATOR TRAINING

Posted on 8th October 2009
Provider offers online training for crane and MEWP operators

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CONCRETE BEAM FALL INQUEST OPENS

Posted on 30th September 2009
Inquiry opens into death of labourer during bridge demolition

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ANALYSIS OF CRANE INCIDENT CAUSES

Posted on 29th September 2009
Singapore Task Force publishes results of crane incident study

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BARGE AND CRANE COLLAPSE INQUEST

Posted on 18th September 2009
Survivors describe how barge and crane crashed into sea

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MOBILE CRANE INCIDENT IN NEW ZEALAND

Posted on 18th June 2009
Mobile crane incident puts children at risk

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CRANE SAFETY REMINDER

Posted on 7th May 2009
Prosecution highlights risks during work at height on cranes

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CONSTRUCTION PLANT-HIRE ASSOCIATION

Posted on 6th April 2009
Relaunched CPA website includes free plant safety guides

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MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE IN MANCHESTER

Posted on 26th March 2009
Driver left suspended and rescued from overturned crane

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HOUSTON CRANE INCIDENT UPDATE

Posted on 18th January 2009
Crane operator ‘had never been in cab before’ fatal incident

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LOADER CRANE SAFETY

Posted on 8th October 2008
Revision of UK loader crane standard BS 7121 Part 4  

Cranes Today reports that Ian Simpson, an HSE specialist inspector, spoke recently at a Construction Plant-hire Association open meeting on revision of UK crane standard BS 7121 Part 4. He has told Cranes Today that the revision seeks to bring greater risk based proportionality to the planning of lifting operations. He went on to say “the problem is that Part 4 is not risk based. It includes a distinction between basic and complex lifts, but these are not well defined, and what needs to be done in each case is not specified.”

Comment: This article contains a useful insight into the current thinking surrounding revision of the BS.


MOBILE CRANE TESTING

Posted on 6th October 2008
BS on crane testing comes under scrutiny from UK expert 

Contract Journal have reported that a consultant working with the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) believes the mobile crane industry must leave behind a dependence on four-yearly testing of mobile cranes at 125% SWL. Consultant Tim Watson told CJ “Manufacturers don’t recommend overloading modern cranes except under very specific circumstances and some insurers actually ban the practice”

Mr Watson is working on a CPA best-practice guide on the maintenance and thorough examination of mobile cranes that will inform revision of BS7121 Part 2. The revision is reported as possibly including measures such as data logging, oil analysis.