How did we develop the Crane Forks Cage?
Following too many accidents and near misses, we decided to put a spotlight on safety and act on the unsafe nature of current methods for lifting pallets of bricks and blocks. We were approached by Select Plant Hire, who wanted to work with us to come up with a solution. Due to Select Plant Hire being part of the Laing O’Rourke Group, working together gave us access to feedback from the site teams and operatives using the Crane Forks.
Lifting Product Leader
Select Plant Hire
Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture (FLO)
Our ethos of safety and continuous improvement is directly aligned with Select Plant Hire and the Laing O’Rourke group. The partnership and our network have allowed us to hear the views of people in varied roles and from multiple projects. In addition to the team above, we’ve listened to Health & Safety Coordinators, Lifting Managers, Project Managers, Lifting Specialists and Plant Managers, to name a few.
As a result, we have a safe, secure solution for lifting bricks, blocks and palletised material that will ensure the load is contained, even if the pallet or materials were to shift on the Crane Forks.