March 31, 2021

The International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) held a virtual meeting in February to continue its work on crane safety guides, which were last discussed at the Conexpo meeting of the assembly last March.

Attendees at the last live meeting in Las Vegas, March 2020

At the top of this year’s agenda was work on the latest three guides, including preparing the mobile crane floor for building wind farms, working with mobile cranes on floating barges, and using mobile cranes for pile driving / extraction work.

Discussions at the meeting focused on the timelines for completing mid to late summer this year. The next meeting of the group will take place on June 15th to continue the development of the guide.

The ICSA has already completed three guides: leaving mobile cranes unattended, lifting people with mobile cranes, and lifting a load with multiple mobile cranes. These documents are available on the ICSA website as well as on the websites of the member organizations.

Other global issues of concern to the global crane industry included regional standards and regulations, weighing mobile cranes with portable scales and data loggers.

For more information, please contact host representatives WJ “Bernie” Bernhard from AEM or Beth O’Quinn from SC & RA. You will find it on the left in the vertical directory under Assignments.

The ICSA is made up of seven associations who invest their time and expertise in developing guides and communications to promote safe and consistent operations across the global crane industry. These are: the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA), the Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC), the European Association for Abnormal Road and Mobile Cranes (ESTA), the European Association of Material Handling (FEM), the Japan Crane Association (JCA) and the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC & RA).