The latest in CTC’s Safety Series Seminars was held in the Hot Leasing facility on Wednesday, 25th November. The topic this time was crane safety – what you should look out for when visiting a site where cranes are operating and what your workplace health and safety obligations are. CTC was fortunate to have two industry experts share their knowledge about safety and innovation around cranes.
The first to speak was Brandon Hitch, CEO of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), the national peak body for the crane industry. He has a masters degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and has extensive experience in the crane, automotive and heavy trucking sectors both in the United States and Australia. Brandon’s talk focused on the recently released CraneSafe Inspection App as well as major inspections on cranes.
Then is was the turn of Danny Black, General Manager of Terex Cranes and also President of CICA. His career in cranes spans 25 years after joining Franna Cranes as a Design Engineer in 1989. In 2012 Danny was awarded the CICA Con Popov Memorial Award in recognition of his engineering achievements and for his contributions to the Australian crane industry. Danny spoke about using technology to improve operator safety with pick and carry cranes.
Below are slides from Brandon Hitch’s presentation: