Planning is the first step in ensuring that work is done safely. Planning for tower crane erection and operations should start as early as possible and involve consultation with everyone engaged in the work including the prime contractor, crane owner, crane supplier, crane user, crane erection supervisor, electricity entity, mobile crane firm and project supervisor(s). Good planning involves:
selecting the right crane(s)
locating, erecting, and commissioning the crane
planning, scheduling, and coordinating the work
operating, inspecting, and maintaining the crane daily
planning for and completing crane preventive maintenance, inspection, and repair.
This checklist can be used to assist with the set up and operation of tower cranes at the workplace. This assessment should be led by the prime contractor who assembles the group of relevant people involved in the tower crane erection and operation. The intent is to review and discuss each item on the checklist and coordinate any required action.”