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Ongoing Refresher Training Requirements for Tower Crane Operators

According to the Tower Crane Code of Practice, Tower Crane Operators must undergo Refresher Training at least once every three years:  “Crane operators, doggers and riggers must undergo refresher training between two and a half and three years after either being...

What is a “Competent Person”

What is a “Competent Person”? Safety documentation in the construction industry often refers to the phrase “Competent Person”, however there is much confusion surrounding what this phrase actually means, and what legal obligations it presents.  In everyday life, the...

Tower Crane Erection for Logan Hospital Mental Health Expansion

This week at Falcon Cranes we erected one of our Comansa CJ140 Tower Cranes at Logan Central, for our friends at GCB Constructions. The project involves the expansion of Logan Hospital, to include a new mental health care facility. According to Steven Miles MP, the...

How Can Unauthorised Access to Tower Cranes be Prevented?

Unauthorised access to tower cranes can present a serious issue in the construction industry. There are many reasons for people to choose to trespass a tower crane including for fun, protests, and unfortunately even people wishing to cause themselves harm. Without the...

New Addition To The Fleet: Potain Igo 50 Self-Erecting Crane

This week at Falcon Cranes we erected the newest addition to our fleet, the Potain Igo 50 Self-Erecting Crane for our friends at Bespoke Constructions. Falcon now have a fleet of 4 self-erecting cranes ranging from 33m to 40m jib lengths. The Igo 50 is the largest...

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What is a “High/Low Load” & Why Are They Banned?

What is a “High/Low Load” & Why Are They Banned?

A “High/Low Load”, otherwise known in the industry as a “Christmas Tree Load” or “Piggy Backing Load”, is where multiple loads are slung in a vertical configuration from a crane in the one lifting operation.  This method of lifting has traditionally been used in the...

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