ICSA meeting in Las Vegas debates standards, safety and new guidance in piling/extraction applications

The ninth meeting of the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA)  was held during the CONEXPO exhibition in Las Vegas, USA, on Thursday, March 12. It was hosted jointly by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).  ESTA was represented by Ton Klijn, ESTA Director, and Jörg Senn, CEO of Senn AG. 

Topics discussed during the Joint meeting included:

• Finalization of, and agreement to publish, the latest guidance document titled “Mobile Crane Ground Preparation for Wind Farm Construction”, includes recommendations for the design and construction of access roads and working areas for mobile cranes.

• Status of the ICSA guidance document related to the use of cranes on barges scheduled for completion in October 2020.

• Agreement to collaborate on a new document that will provide guidance on the use of mobile cranes in pile driving/extraction applications.

• A summary of developments to various crane standards – EN 13000, CSA Z150 and the B30 series of standards.