Tower Crane Interest Group
The Tower Crane Interest Group (TCIG) is a well-established group, formed in April 2003. The group is made up of tower crane owners, tower crane manufacturers, major contractors, training organisations and representatives from HSE.
TCIG have published a large number of Good Practice Guide documents including the Safe Use of Top Slew Tower Crane; Maintenance, Inspection and Thorough Examination of Tower Cranes; Safe Use of Self Erecting Tower Cranes; and the Climbing of Tower Cranes. The group have currently published over 50 Technical Information Notes (TIN’s) which can be downloaded free-of-charge with the majority the TIN’s and all the Best Practice Guides have been badged by the HSE with their logo.
TCIG Group Members have worked with a number of other organisations including Construction Trade Associations, Network Rail, CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association, Transport for London etc. to produce guidance and advice for the tower crane sector and those that use and specify tower cranes, including the self-erect types.
TCIG has a steering group and holds an annual open meeting for industry and is currently Chaired by Dave Holder of Wolffkran Ltd.