You must tread carefully when using cranes in your workplace.
Luckily, you can prevent incidents like these if you comply with Construction Regulations 2014.
Is your construction site compliant with all of the newly amended construction regulations?
When the DoL comes to inspect every last detail of your site, will you be confident that everything from your scaffolding to your Health and Safety file is compliant with ALL 26 of it's regulations?
Now you can be!
Here's how to ensure the DoL never says you're site isn't compliant!
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.