ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)101377
CIS number 03-427
ISBN(s) 971-8806-04-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Title Code or practice for tower crane safety
Bibliographic information Department of Labor and Employment, Occupational Safety and Health Center, OSHC Building, North Avenue corner Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2002. 58p. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Crane operations are among the most dangerous activities in the construction industry. Serious accidents have occurred due to lack of knowledge of safety requirements. This code of practice was developed to serve as a guide for crane operators, project engineers and safety officers for ensuring the safe operation of tower cranes at construction sites. Contents: general provisions; duties and responsibilities; tower crane selection and equipment requirements; operating procedures and precautions; erection, climbing, telescoping, dismantling and transport; inspection, testing and maintenance. In the appendix: hand signals.
Descriptors (primary) Philippines; tower cranes; mechanical hazards; safe working methods; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; erection and dismantling of scaffolds; selection of equipment; hand signalling; safety guides; directive; check lists; responsibilities; inspection
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvincePhilippines
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Cranes
Construction industry and civil engineering