As lifting projects continue to become more complex, particularly in built up urban areas and offshore environments, crane owners and operators must continuously improve their processes to maintain high levels of safety and compliance with industry regulation. Recent incidents in the last 12 months highlight the importance of effective procurement, installation, training and maintenance of lifting equipment.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is pleased to announce the return of the Crane Safety technical seminar. Following from the first event in 2016, which saw over 80 engineers and construction professionals attend, the latest event in the series will continue the discussion around the safe operation of cranes and explore the challenges of risk and incident reduction.
This is the only seminar of its kind that discusses the technical and engineering challenges involved and will enable all professionals involved to benchmark their process against best practice examples. It combines practical guidance from both regulatory bodies and professional associations with insights from leading construction companies on their recent projects.
Prominent speakers who will be presenting at the seminar include:
Jarrod King, HM Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety
Health and Safety Executive
Tim Watson, Technical Consultant
Construction Plant-hire Association
Richard Hulmes, Chief Executive
Safety Assessment Federation
Mark Blundy, Group Health and Safety Director
Bowmer and Kirkland
Ed Hudson, General Manager, After-Sales
Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd
Craig Taylor, Fleet Manager – Plant and Equipment
New for 2017 are the roundtable discussions that will enable attendees to focus on solutions to the most pertinent challenges and concerns that they and their organisation are facing. Topics include Statutory Inspections of Lifting Equipment, Crane Sizing for Heavy Lift Projects, Operating Sites, Personnel Training and much more.
“Crane failure can be costly with potential for serious or fatal consequences. Those with related interest, responsibility and duty will by attending this event to extend their knowledge and understanding of the challenges involved.”
Vaughan Cole, former HSE, H M Principal Specialist Inspector, Mechanical Engineering, and Chair, Crane Safety 2017
For further information about the event, including a full programme and booking instructions, please visit the event website www.imeche.org/cranesafety2017