The Crane Association of New Zealand’s Past President, Scott McLeod, discusses why clash agreements are paramount to avoiding catastrophe in this month’s The Technical Corner.
Not having the right mechanisms in place to safeguard against catastrophic collisions is like playing Russian roulette.
“And hopefully the bullet isn’t in the chamber as you slew around to the right.”
So says Managing Director of McLeod Cranes and Crane Association NZ Past President, Scott McLeod, who recommends all crane companies utilise a clash prevention agreement.
Many will understand that operating a crane near structures or in confined areas can create a potentially dangerous situation if the hazards are not appropriately controlled.
But as both cranes become larger and jobs become more complex, Scott says the agreement is increasingly paramount for site safety.
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