The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 91 (2013) > Issues > Issue 4 > Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 15): Using cranes
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Managing Health & Safety Risks (No. 15): Using cranes

In the past accidents have been caused by cranes overturning due to overload or poor ground support. Cranes have collapsed when not properly assembled; loads have fallen (including counterweights) or swayed and impacted with people/buildings. This article highlights the different types of crane available (and the factors which determine their use), the process for introducing a crane onsite and the specific requirements when using tower cranes.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel