The Strategic Forum's safety action plan in full

18 March 2008

Ensure that site-specific inductions are provided to all those in control of tower crane erection, operation and dismantling, with an emphasis on appropriate risk assessment.

2. Review the levels and extent of individual competency for all, including operators and those carrying out inspection and maintenance procedures, with a focus on training support.

3. Ensure robust and thorough examination and maintenance regimes.

4. Improve operator working conditions, for example, using external crane hoists for access, ensuring adequate welfare facilities and reasonable working hours.

5. Improve communications on site among those in control of crane operation, including open dialogue between site management and crane operators to ensure that operator concerns can be raised without risk of retribution, for example, wind restrictions in adverse weather conditions.

6. Better sharing of information in relation to incidentsand “near hits”.

7. Improve communication to the public, providing clear information in relation to crane issues including examination processes.

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