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Construction Regulations 2014 require you follow these six rules when using cranes

by , 19 March 2014
Live Science says towering cranes used on construction sites to lift and transport hefty loads can be extremely dangerous and often lethal if they fall over, or parts or the entire crane collapses due to some structural failure. That's why, to help you avoid the dangers associated with cranes, Construction Regulations 2014 require you to follow these rules when using cranes in your workplace.

You must tread carefully when using cranes in your workplace.

Last year, Brazil's World Cup preparations suffered a deadly setback when a crane collapsed, killing two building workers at the São Paulo stadium that's due to host the opening match.

And here at home, construction at the Golden Walk Mall was halted after more than 20 people were injured when the crane crashed through the roof of the Woolworths store.

Luckily, you can prevent incidents like these if you comply with Construction Regulations 2014.

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Make sure you comply with Construction Regulations 2014 if you use cranes in your workplace

The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors says that, in terms of Construction Regulations 2014, a contractor must, in addition to complying with the Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988, ensure that where tower cranes are used:

#1: They're designed and erected under the supervision of a competent person;

#2: A relevant risk assessment and method statement are developed and applied;

#3: The effects of wind forces on the crane are taken into consideration and that a wind speed device is fitted. This device must be able to give an operator an audible warning when the wind speed exceeds the design engineer's specification;

#4: The bases for the tower cranes and tracks for rail-mounted tower cranes are firm, level and secured;

#5: The tower crane operators are competent to carry out the work safely; and

#6: The tower crane operators have a medical certificate of fitness to work in such an environment.

Now that you know the requirements for cranes, make sure you comply with Construction Regulations 2014 to avoid fatal; accidents.



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Comments
1 comments


S.Currin 2014-03-24 17:41:25

Good day
As a service training provider where much of our training is conducted on site,are there any new laws governing training whilst construction is in progress.Are there risk assessments in determining that where we are training is safe etc?
Many thanks

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