A new WorkSafeBC Bulletin provides guidance on preventing lifting point failures in construction.
WorkSafeBC is developing a Cranes and Mobile Equipment Inspectional Approach, including a guide for officers, to employ a risk-based approach to worksite inspections:
- Ensure appropriate risks are addressed at each inspection, focusing on the risks at each stage of the job,
- Educate employers on the fundamentals of risk identification, assessment, and control using a multi-step process familiar to employers from the COVID-19 Safety Plan and reflecting the High-Risk Strategy inspectional approach designed for 2021 inspections,
- Assess sustainability of risk reduction measures in place, and,
- Promote effective health and safety management practices.
Collaborating with WorkSafeBC, BC Crane Safety is constructing crane-process-specific, self-inspection workbooks for use by Crane and Mobile Equipment team officers and is developing Level Up Inspection Program support materials, tools and presentations for key crane employers, prime contractors, supervisors, crane operators and related stakeholders.