Recent Publications and Updates

Recently introduced or updated publications are as follows (the newest release at the top of this list):

TCIG TIN 030 – Tower Crane Erection Team Composition. This TIN outlines the roles, attributes and suggested qualification and carding requirements for the tower crane erection team. It has been amended by the Tower Crane Interest Group to update the listed qualifications and carding due to revisions around industry carding requirements, occupations and competencies.

CIG 2308 - Tendering, Management and Operations of Mobile Cranes: This guide provides good practice advice on the expected standard of duties and responsibilities for both operators and crane users and also covers legal requirements and directs readers to further relevant guidance material. This guide aims to raise standards and encourage sourcing from responsible mobile crane suppliers.

TCIG TIN 026 - Lifting of loads Using Fabric Bag has had a recent update.

TCIG TIN 049 - Lifting of Pre-slung Loads has had an update.

Note: TINs 026 and 049 are also applicable to mobile crane operations.

TCIG TIN 054 - Installation of Cameras on Tower Cranes: : The latest publication produced by the Tower Crane Interest Group is a new TIN on the installation of camera systems which are increasingly being fitted to tower crane hook blocks, trolleys or jibs to improve visibility to the operator of the load. The TIN provides guidance on the relevant regulations, mounting positions, maintenance and inspections, installation, in cab monitoring and factors on recording.

TCIG TIN 017 - Radio Communications for Lifting Operations:  Developed In partnership with the Construction Industry’s Lifting Lead AP Group, the CPA’s Tower Crane Interest Group (TCIG) has updated and launched a revised version of the Technical Information Note (TIN) 017 on Radio Communication for Lifting Operations. This is to recognise the increasing importance of clear and reliable communication between the crane operator and the lifting team as signallers are sometimes out of sight of the operator and standard hand signals may be ineffective. With the level of new information, TIN 017 has increased from three to six pages, with new sections added including one on Radio Frequencies, Channels and Coverage, one on Recording of Voice Communications and one on the Training and Monitoring of Users. This section also notes that not all slinger/signaller training course offered by card schemes and others may include comprehensive training on radio usage and the protocols. 

CIG 0701 - Working at Height on Mobile Cranes: As falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries, this publication provides guidance where working at height is required as part of the rigging, use, maintenance, and thorough examination of mobile cranes. It should be carried out by trained personnel, following careful planning, which includes adequate assessment of the risks involved. The publication was updated in July 2022 to cover changes in working practices and updates to regulative requirements.