Safety critical

Safely deploying tower cranes on construction sites is critical to raise the pace of the project through higher productivity, however any non-compliance with the numerous safety regulations will have the opposite effect.
Brenden Crous, managing director of local Potain distributor Crane & Hoist Equipment SA, says that the company is well versed in all relevant safety regulations and can take as much of the administrative load as possible off its customers’ shoulders when it comes to lifting-related safety compliance.
“Erecting tower cranes requires competent and experienced crews who undertake the risks associated with this activity.
One of our main priorities is to control the risks associated with working at height,” says Brenden.
The company covers all bases with the necessary procedures and documentation, so that everything is on hand for inspection.
This is very important as Brenden highlights that should there be any significant gaps in compliance, then a Department of Labour inspector may consider a site shutdown, leading to costly and inconvenient delays.
“All areas of risk in relation to tower crane safety procedures must be identified, assessed and mitigated so that our customers are not exposed to that risk.”
Crane & Hoist Equipment
Brenden Crous
Tel: 083-424-2658
Email: brenden@che-sa.co.za
www.che-sa.co.za