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FEM - Cranes should not be used for lifting people

FEM - Cranes should not be used for lifting people

1 August 2011 Email this article

Mobile cranes shall never be used for entertainment purposes, e.g. lifting of persons for shows, bungee jumping, dinner-in-the-sky or lifting of other structures with people on the structure or underneath.



Mobile cranes are not intended to lift persons; they may be used to hoist and suspend personnel in man baskets only in unique work situations when it is the least hazardous way to do the job.

FEM Product Group Cranes & Lifting Equipment has adopted a position paper setting out requirements for lifting persons with mobile cranes. Beyond general aspects, the paper lists requirements related to the equipment, tests to be carried out before use and obligations during use.