What is a “Competent Person”

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...
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...
Dogman vs Rigger: What’s the difference?

Dogman vs Rigger: What’s the difference?

When working with cranes, the crane operator is just one part of the team. A dogman, sometimes called a dogger, is essential in assisting the crane operator in slinging loads and directing the crane to land loads safely, as well as inspecting lifting gear to determine...