The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has published a report on crane operator health and safety, with 20 recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on improving RTF and container crane cabin safety.
The paper was compiled by PEMA’s Safety and Environment Committee and focuses on the operation of rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes.
The report covers a range of matters in the area of operator safety and ergonomics, including cabin vibration, maintenance, ambient temperatures, airflow, emissions, fall risks and visual and audio warning systems.
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PEMA president, Ottonel Popesco, commented: “This paper and its recommendations provide the industry with a set of best practice advice and points to consider in terms of crane operator safety and well-being.
“Similar to the Association’s existing information papers, we hope that this report will be widely used as a trusted source of information in the industry.”
PEMA regularly publishing information papers, independent research reports, and technology briefings to help inform decision markers across the global ports industry on the design and operation of port equipment — looking to contribute to industry awareness of issues and options that affect the sector.