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New lifting plan rules

PLANT

CONTRACTORS need to provide a written lifting plan and can no longer get away with a verbal version when agreeing to crane hire.

That was the message delivered by the Construction Plant Hire Association to contractors at a safety seminar organised by Bob Francis Crane Hire in Rhyl last week.

CPA chief executive Colin Wood said: 'If contractors take on a simple crane hire, rather than a contract lift, they need to realise that the advice of the crane operator or the sales rep or anyone else in no way relieves them of the responsibility of properly planning the lift.'