Model Tower Crane Procurement Guide

This guideline has been developed to assist the Australian Construction Industry and related clients or interested parties in the procurement of a Tower Crane for construction operations across Australia.

To download the Model Tower Crane Procurement Guide click here.

Tower Crane Access and Security

Alternative methods for securing the machine deck trap door where reviewed with the principal contractor, crane contractor and crew. A simple solution to allow the operator to secure the padlock while standing  on the platform.

For an tower access checklist click here.

For the Victorian Tower Crane Consultative Committee guidance on tower sections click here.

Use of AS1657 for Tower Cranes

The European Federation of Equipment Handling (FEM) has responded to the inclusion of AS1657 in tower crane design.

For the FEM’s view click here. Liebherr’s response can be found here.