The International Crane Stakeholders Assembly has agreed to develop a new lifting plan guidance document.
The issue was proposed by the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and discussed at the latest ICSA meeting held in Munich during the Bauma exhibition in October.
Both ESTA and the SC&RA – the US-based Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association – agreed to share relevant information from their markets.
ESTA was represented at the meeting by ESTA Director Ton Klijn and President Fabio Belli, the CEO of Italian heavy lifting and transport company Fagioli.
The meeting also discussed how to boost the number of women employed in the industry and agreed that the priority is the creation of safe working places.
The ICSA is a global organisation dedicated to improving safety and promoting the harmonization of international standards.
It currently has seven active members. Apart from ESTA, they are:
Association of Equipment Manufacturers [AEM]; Crane Industry Council of Australia [CICA]; Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC)
European Federation of Material Handling [FEM]; Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association [SC&RA]; Japan Crane Association [JCA].
The ICSA’s technical reports are available from free download either the ESTA website or from the ICSA at https://icsa-crane.org.
The two most recent are “Working with Land-based Mobile Cranes on Floating Vessels” and Using Mobile Cranes with Freely Suspended Equipment for Pile Driving/Extraction”.