Safe Use of Tower Crane – Scope
This Code provides guidance on the safe use and operation of tower cranes to ensure the safety of personnel working at or nearby those cranes.
This Code covers management and planning of the lifting operation of tower cranes, requirements for operators, slingers and signallers, siting, erection, dismantling, height alteration, maintenance and testing of tower cranes. It also contains guidance pertaining to the selection, safe use and specific precautions when tower cranes are operating within a workplace.
Reference is also made to relevant Hong Kong legislation in particular section 6A and 6B of the FIUO, the provisions in the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Regulations (Cap. 59A) (hereafter referred as the FIUR), the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Lifting Appliances and Lifting Gear) Regulations (Cap. 59J) (hereafter referred as the LALGR), the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Guarding and Operation of Machinery) Regulations (Cap. 59Q) (hereafter referred as the GOMR) and the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations (Cap. 59I) (hereafter referred as the CSSR). Attention is drawn to the requirements and procedures for testing and examination of cranes under the LALGR and the British Standard BS 7121.