CPA lends support to Crane Safety 2018

Tim Watson

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) will be supporting the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Crane Safety 2018 seminar, being held in London this September.

The event aims to help raise safety standards for crane and lifting operation, and will be chaired by the CPA’s technical consultant Tim Watson, who has over 40 years’ experience in the construction plant industry.

The seminar intends to promote best practice and teach organisations how to address the challenges of risk and incident reduction, cost savings versus maintenance and compliance with safety legislation.

There will be speakers from the likes of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Bowmer and Kirkland, Keltbray Group, Laing O’Rourke, Select Plant Hire, Ainscough Crane Hire and Sparrows Group.

New for 2018 is the opportunity to join breakout sessions that will address topics such as human factors, legal responsibilities, automation in lifting and non-destructive testing.

Tim Watson commented, “As lifting projects continue to become more complex, crane owners and operators must understand how to maintain high levels of safety and compliance with industry regulations. A number of highly regarded speakers will be sharing best practice and case study presentations on a variety of challenging lifting projects in the real world.

There will be interesting debate around risk and incident reduction and how to balance effective maintenance with existing budgets. Crane Safety 2018 will be invaluable for anyone with responsibility in lifting operations.”

The seminar takes place on September 12.