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Tower Crane Climbing Safety DVD
Tower Crane Climbing Safety DVD
A new educational film that is an industry first in tackling the safer climbing of tower cranes now been launched. The film raises the awareness of safe practices which can avoid potential risks at all stages of tower crane climbing and aims at driving improvements across the industry to rule out incidents. 'The Safe External Climbing of Tower Cranes' has been developed and produced jointly by Bovis Lend Lease and Select Plant Hire, working in partnership with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA).
The film offers step by step practical advice through all stages of tower crane climbing, from planning stages through to onsite activities, including, identification of the planning and on site on the day.The DVD compliments the Tower Crane Climbing Best hazards, development of safe systems of work, and the essential checks to be carried out both during Practice Guide currently under development by the CPA Tower Crane Interest Group which will be published later this year.
'The Safe External Climbing of Tower Cranes' is available on DVD, free of charge, from the CPA by contacting Maria Reid.
or Tel: 020 7796 3366.
Good Practice Guide
Requirements for Tower Cranes Alongside Railways Controlled by Network Rail - Published June 2014
This guidance has been prepared to provide clarity about oversailing of Network Rail infrastructures by tower cranes due to the inherent risks to Network Rail operations, personnel, the travelling public etc.
Where it is necessary to carry out lifting operation over or adjacent to a live railway, Network Rail infrastructure or railway public areas, Network Rail must be consulted at the earliest stage of planning. They will then determine the measures required, which may well include a railway possession and, if appropriate, isolation for which the lead time will be considerable.
TCIG 1101 - Published May 2011
CPA Best Practice Guide - Climbing of Tower Cranes
The climbing of tower cranes is a specialised technique used in the installation of tower cranes to increase or decrease the height of a crane without the use of a large mobile crane to lift components to the top of the crane.
Successful tower crane climbing operations depend on detailed planning and effective teamwork by suitably trained and experienced personnel.
TCIG 0801 - Published May 2008
CPA Best Practice Guide - Maintenance, Inspection and Thorough Examination of Tower Cranes
The purpose of this Guide is to set out, in clear and concise terms, Best Practice for meeting legal requirements.
The document is in two sections - Maintenance, and Thorough Examination, to emphasise that these are separate activities.
It is aimed at tower crane owners, and those managing and carrying out the maintenance and thorough examination. However, the document will also be of benefit to other groups such as tower crane users.
TCIG 0701 - Published December 2007
CPA Best Practice Guide - Safe Use of Top Slew Tower Cranes
This guide covers the whole of the lifting operation from the tower crane user's perspective.
It sets out to provide guidance in an easily assimilated form, paying particular attention to the duties of the whole lifting team, the hazards involved in tower crane operation and precautions to be taken if accidents are to be avoided.
TCIG 0601 - Published May 2010
CPA Best Practice Guide - Safe Use of Self Erecting Tower Cranes
The management of the installation and use of SETCs follows the same principles as other tower cranes. The purpose of this Guide is to provide guidance on the safe siting, erection, use, maintenance, thorough examination and dismantling of SETCs, together with the management and planning of these activities.
Also applies to truck mounted tower cranes.
Tower Crane Operator's Handbook - Published February 2008
HSE Safety Alert on the Use of Tower Cranes
TCIG Technical Information Notes (TINs)
Tower Crane Technical Information Notes
|000||Technical Information Note Index||AJ||Download >>|
|001||Access to Tower Cranes After Commissioning||B||Download >>|
|002||Raising and Lowering of Small Material||C||Download >>|
|003||Tower Crane Access Procedures||B||Download >>|
|004||Installing Wire Ropes on Winch Drums and Storage Reels||C||Download >>|
|005||Housekeeping on Tower Cranes||B||Download >>|
|006||Tower Crane Access Ladders||C||Download >>|
|007||Duty Boards||C||Download >>|
|008||Tower Crane Edge Protection||C||Download >>|
|009||Security of Access to the Crane Base||D||Download >>|
|010||Tower Crane Anti-Collision Systems||B||Download >>|
|011||Attachment of Floodlights, Illuminated Signs and Christmas Decorations||B||Download >>|
|012||Tower Crane Access Signage||B||Download >>|
|013||Rescue of Personnel From Height on Tower Cranes||H||Download >>|
|014||Pre-Erection Component Checks||B||Download >>|
|015||Risk Assessment – General Access to Tower Cranes (including for maintenance)||C||Download >>|
|016||Fall Protection Equipment For Tower Crane Operators||C||Download >>|
|017||Radio Communication For Lifting Operations||D||Download >>|
|018||Tower Crane Life||B||Download >>|
|019||Contract Lifting and Crane Hire when Erecting, Dismantling and Using Tower Cranes on Construction Sites||B||Download >>|
|020||The Effect of Wind on Tower Cranes In Service||D||Download >>|
|021||Maintenance Principles for Tower Cranes||D||Download >>|
|022||The Use of Tag Lines with Tower Cranes||B||Download >>|
|023||Luffing Jib Tower Cranes - Information and Actions for Owners/Suppliers||B||Download >>|
|024||Luffing Jib Tower Cranes - Precautions For Users||B||Download >>|
|025||Luffing Jib Tower Cranes - Precautions for Operators Working at or near Minimum Radius in Strong Winds||B||Download >>|
|026||Lifting Loads Using Fabric Bags||A||Download >>|
|027||Tower Crane Out-of-Service Wind Speeds||C||Download >>|
|028||Lifting of Mechanical Plant On Drip Trays||B||Download >>|
|029||Repair and Reprogramming of Inverters||A||Download >>|
|030||Tower Crane Erection Team Composition||B||Download >>|
|031||Tower Crane Bases and Ties||C||Download >>|
|032||Exclusion Zones||A||Download >>|
|033||Stability of Tower Crane Jibs During Erection||A||Download >>|
|034||Ensuring the Safe Access of Tower Crane Operators on Site||A||Download >>|
|035||Specification and Verification of Replacement Components for Tower Crane||A||Download >>|
|036||Tower Crane Power Supplies, Earthing Arrangements and Lightning Protection||A||Download >>|
|037||Minimising the Effects of Winch Failure During Load Testing||A||Download >>|
|038||Leaving Tower Cranes Out-of-Service When Other Cranes Are Working on Multiple Tower Crane Sites||D||Download >>|
|039||Operating Tower Cranes in the Vicinity of Aerodromes, Notification and En-route Obstacle Lighting||C||Download >>|
|040||Lifting of Persons With Tower Cranes||A||Download >>|
|041||Travelling Tower Cranes On Rail Tracks||A||Download >>|
|042||Selection of Tower Crane - Anticipated Utilization||A||Download >>|
|043||Design and Design Checking of Attachement Brackets for Tower Crane Accessories||A||Download >>|
|044||User Responsibilities for the Maintenance, Inspection and Thorough Examination of Tower Cranes||B||Download >>|
|045||Load Testing of Tower Cranes||A||Download >>|
|046||Lifting inside the Load Curve of Luffing Jib Tower Cranes||A||Download >>|
|047||Tower Crane Related Fire Hazards||A||Download >>|
|048||The Use of High Tensile Fasteners on Tower Cranes||A||Download >>|
|049||Lifting of Pre-slung Loads||A||Download >>|
|050||Prevention of Objects Falling From Height||A||Download >>|
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