New ISO Standards lift the safety level of cranes worldwide
There is always a potential danger involved in the operation of cranes. New ISO Standards on crane inspections aim to reduce the risk of accidents to those people involved in a lifting operation and those in the vicinity, and to reduce the risk of damage to property.
Competency requirements for crane inspectors
Cranes – Competency requirements for crane inspectors, ISO 23814:2009, specifies the competency required of persons who carry out periodic, exceptional, alteration, and thorough inspections of cranes. It excludes the day-to-day inspection and checks performed by crane operators and maintenance personnel.
The objective of this international Standard is to achieve a uniformly high competency of crane inspectors worldwide. In some countries, there may be additional regulatory requirements that must also be taken into account.
The Standard addresses the following issues:
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