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This General Guide provides information on how to manage the risks of cranes at a workplace. It is supported by specific guides on tower cranes, mobile cranes, inspecting and maintaining cranes, and information sheets on various cranes.
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This General Guide provides information on how to manage the risks of cranes at a workplace. It is supported by specific guides on tower cranes, mobile cranes, inspecting and maintaining cranes, and information sheets on:
A crane is an item of plant intended for raising or lowering a load and moving it horizontally including the supporting structure of the crane and its foundations.
There are a range of ‘fixed’ (tower, bridge, gantry, portal boom, vessel-mounted) and ‘mobile’ (slewing, non-slewing, vehicle loading) cranes.
A range of multi-purpose powered mobile plant including multi-purpose tool carriers and telescopic handlers may be classed as cranes in some operating configurations.
Further crane related definitions are in Appendix A.
You should use this guide if you own, hire, lease, handle, store, transport, maintain or manage the use of a crane in the workplace.
Everyone in the workplace has a work health and safety duty. A range of people have specific responsibilities for cranes including the:
The main duties are set out in Table 1.
01 – General, 02 – Siteworks, 03 – Concrete, 04 – Masonry, 05 – Steel, 06 – Wood And Plastic, 07 – Waterproofing, 08 – Doors And Windows, 09 – Finishes, 10 – Specialties, 11 – Equipment, 12 – Furnishings, 13 – Special Construction, 14 – Conveying, 15 – Mechanical, 16 – Electrical
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