WorkSafe has released the Good Practice Guidelines ‘Safe Work with Precast Concrete’ to replace the Approved Code of Practice for the ‘Safe Handling, Transportation and Erection of Precast Concrete’.
Importantly, this GPG aligns with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). The GPG reminds all upstream PCBUs, along with the crane driver, that even if they have no contractual relationship with another PCBU they may still share overlapping duties when they work on the same site. Where duties are shared, the PCBUs must consult, cooperate with, and coordinate activities with other PCBUs. (See Section 34 of HSWA for more information.)
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President Trump's intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium has had an impact on the crane manufacturing sector . Terex announced that they cannot sustain the costs and have to pass it on to the customer. Their base price remains the same, so they will add a steel cost surcharge
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Southern Cross Engineering installs first Konecranes NZ gantry crane with sway control for roofing specialist Metalcraft
Roofing specialist Metalcraft is benefitting from the safety and efficiency of the first ever Konecranes gantry crane with sway control in New Zealand, installed by Southern Cross Engineering.............
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The 20t maximum capacity, 470tm CTT 472-20 flat top brings a new cab to the Terex tower crane range, with improved controls, a choice of high capacity and energy efficient operating modes, and mast and jib sections with ladders and lifelines preinstalled for safe access and assembly.
Heavy Lift Design, a member of the Crane Association of New Zealand has been appointed the official agent for Raimondi Cranes in New Zealand.
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Terex Cranes has upgraded its line of tower cranes with the addition of the new Terex® SK 452-20 hammerhead tower crane.
Featuring several mechanical and structural enhancements, the SK 452-20 hammerhead tower crane has a maximum capacity of 20 tonnes (22 US tons) and a jib tip capacity of 2.5 tonnes (2.75 US tons).
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The latest workshop was held at the Auckland Airport Novotel Hotel on Monday 7th November.
There were two sessions on the day. The morning session looking at the China crane market delivered by John Stewart, Senior VP Sales & Marketing / GM at Manitowoc Cranes and the afternoon session on importing cranes into New Zealand delivered by Mike Brown, MD of Transport Specifications Ltd.
We thought we had housing problems in Auckland but Shanghai has experienced 51% growth in the last 10 years and now has a population of 25 million. In contrast Auckland has only experienced 14% growth for the same period.
It was pointed out by Mike Brown that there are a broad variety of crane descriptions depending on the legislation you are reading and the most complex is the road legislation. Why haven't we followed international trends and segregated cranes from the road fleet?
There will be more information and copies of the presentations put online in the members area in the very near future.
Christchurch Branch Manager – Alastair Dalzell.
Titan Cranes are pleased to announce the addition of Alastair Dalzell to the team at their Christchurch branch. Alastair has taken on the role of Branch Manager, and will oversee the successful day-to-day running of the fleet. Alastair takes over from Barry Crone, who retired in March after being an important part of the Titan Cranes operations in Canterbury for over 36 years.
Alastair brings with him extensive experience in the New Zealand crane industry. He was with Smith Crane and Construction for 20 years, starting out painting cranes before working his way to crane operator and then to supervisor. Alastair was involved in rescue and recovery following the February 2011 Earthquake in Christchurch, and in the subsequent demolition and rebuild of the city.
Titan Cranes, established in Lower Hutt in 1965, has been a leader in the New Zealand crane industry for over 50 years. The Christchurch branch was established in 1979 and currently runs a fleet of 15 cranes, ranging from the 10-ton 1984 Hamilton, which is kept more as a collector’s item, up to the state-of-the-art 250-ton Terex AC250 All Terrain.
Business Development Manager
Titan Cranes Ltd
Port rd, Seaview, Lower Hutt
Cell: 0274 422 547
The Gantry Crane Workshop is fully taken up and there are no more seats available.
Please watch the events page for up and coming workshops that you can participate in