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    TOWER CRANE SAFETY

    New DVD aims to improve safety during tower crane climbing

    Tower crane users working with the industry body and regulators have produced a new training material concerning the climbing of tower cranes.

    The DVD aims to “raise the awareness of safe practices which can avoid potential risks at all stages of tower crane climbing and aims at driving improvements across the industry to rule out incidents”.

    Users work together with CPA and HSE

    ‘The Safe External Climbing of Tower Cranes’ has been developed and produced jointly by Bovis Lend Lease and Select Plant Hire, working in partnership with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA).

    The film offers step by step practical advice through all stages of tower crane climbing, from planning stages through to onsite activities, including, identification of hazards, development of safe systems of work, and the essential checks to be carried out both during the planning and on site on the day.

    The DVD compliments the Tower Crane Climbing Best Practice Guide currently under development by the CPA Tower Crane Interest Group which will be published later in 2010.

    “The Safe External Climbing of Tower Cranes” is available on DVD, free of charge, from the CPA by contacting Louise Rider.

    email: louise@cpa.uk.net  or telephone: 020 7796 3366.

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