Linden Comansa collaborates with CECE in the development of a security guide
It is a brief guide for tower cranes operators, which includes the essential security recommendations and the benefits of regular inspections
Security is a basic issue for Linden Comansa. To address this, Linden Comansa has collaborated with CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment) and other important European manufacturers in the development of a guide to support the prevention of any kind of hazard in the design, manufacture and operation of these machines. With this document, Linden Comansa wants to spread the manufacturer’s and the operating company’s obligation in respect of safety.
The manufacturer, among other obligations, has to:
- Design and manufacture the tower cranes according to the Machinery Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Noise Emissions’ Directive, etc.
- Provide with the compulsory documentation:
- Instructions manual, including technical data, information about erection and dismantling, instruction for use and maintenance, etc.
- Log book and recommended periodical inspections.
- EC Declaration of Conformity, which informs that the product adjusts to the relevant legislation.
Also, the operating company of the tower cranes must:
- Operate the crane according to the instructions provided by the manufacturers
- Use original spare parts and components
- Train its staff so that correct handling of the crane is ensured
- Maintain the crane in best conditions
- Test the proper installation after every erection
- Conduct routine inspections regularly
Also, this guide explains how to make sure that the crane is erected and dismantled properly, how to identify qualified personnel, how to ensure the proper inspection of the tower crane, as well as the intervals of these inspections and the different national regulations.
From Linden Comansa, we encourage every user of tower cranes or workers involved in this type of machinery, to carefully read this brief guide and follow the security recommendations.
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