The Crane Association of New Zealand places a great deal of importance on training and safety. Over the past 12 months we have watched the strong uptake of the Best practice guidelines for working at height in New Zealand released in April 2012. The Crane Association was involved with this document at a consultation level.
Over the past 12 months we have had a number of members provide feedback regarding working at height. Specifically the unloading of trucks. These members have been looking for viable options to keep staff safe. The issue has been that it is normally easy to load in a known environment with methods and procedures in place but on arrival at a construction site the picture is often very different due to space constraints.
One solution members may not be aware of being used within industry has been Inertia Reels. The Crane Association supports this approach and today release a guideline to our members choosing this option.
You can download from the members area our Guideline for the safe use of Crane Anchored Inertia Reels. (Crane Association Members Only)