Tower Crane Guidance Updates
The CPA’s Tower Crane Interest Group have recently updated their Technical Information Note (TIN) 036 - Tower Crane Electrical Supplies, Earthing Arrangements, Emergency Escape Lighting and Lightning Protection.
The TIN provides guidance to tower crane hirers (users) about the provision of tower crane electrical supplies, emergency escape lighting and lightning protection and includes guidance on inspection and testing following installation and whilst in service.
The TIN has increased from two to five pages compared to the previous version and has an increased focus and additional content on a range of topics including relevant electrical regulatory compliance requirements, earth-bonding arrangements, electrical supply for both crane operation and marking requirements, mechanical and electrical protection, and isolation devices.
This guidance however is not intended to extend to the electrical equipment and circuits on the crane that were provided by the crane manufacturer at time of first supply.
TIN 036 can be downloaded free of charge from the TCIG publications page.