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Tower Crane Test Report

Tower Crane Test Report

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CHECKLIST FOR FIXED MOUNT TOWER CRANE USERS
A. EQUIPMENT APPROVED FOR USE
 
SUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
1Tower crane is of type-approved by MOM.(registered with effect from 1 April 2004)
Type-approval document
 
 
2 Tower crane is registered with MOM.
LM Certificate or equivalent
 
 
B. RISK ASSESSMENT SUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
3
Risk assessment conducted for the various work processes(e.g. installation, alteration, use, maintenance anddismantling)
 
Completed risk assessment formfor the various work processes
 
 
4
Risk assessment team comprised of representatives fromthe occupier, equipment supplier, equipment operator etc.
Risk assessment form indicatingthe composition of risk assessmentteam
 
 
5
Safe work procedures are developed and implementedbefore work is being carried out.
Safe work proceduresimplementation plan
Inspection to verify implementationof safe work procedures
 
 
6
Safe work procedures are effectively communicated to allrelevant parties (e.g. approved crane contractor, craneoperator, lifting supervisor, signalman, rigger etc.)
Records of briefing / training torelevant parties
 
 
C. LAYOUT PLAN SUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
7
Layout plan is updated and clearly indicates the zones ofinfluence of the tower crane.
 
Layout plan complied withrequirements outlined in appendix1
 
 
5 Maxwell Road#20-00 Tower BlockMND ComplexSingapore 069110Fax (65) 6324 7578contact@wshc.gov.sgwww.wshc.gov.sg
 
 
This checklist provides an overview of the basic requirements which would help to ensure that a tower crane is safe for use.Tower crane users should work with suppliers / owners to meet these minimum requirements and address any concernsbefore the use of these lifting equipment.
 
The items in this checklist are non-exhaustive and users are encouraged to make modification and customization to suit toyour work processes and conditions at the workplace.
 
8
Layout plan is checked and endorsed by an AuthorisedExaminer (AE) for full compliance
Authorised Examiner’s stamp andsignature to endorse the layoutplan
 
 
9
Operators, lifting supervisors , riggers and signalmen haveseen and understood the zone of operation
Layout plan with acknowledgementsignature from various relevantpersons (Operators, liftingsupervisors, riggers andsignalmen)
 
 
10
Approval by other relevant authorities for the usage of towercrane
Approval documents from CAAS,LTA, Mindef and SLA
 
 
D. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FOUNDATION / WALL TIE SUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
11
Tower crane’s foundation and wall tie are designed andendorsed by a Professional Engineer (PE)
Document of design drawing andcalculations of foundation and walltie with Professional Engineer’sstamp and signature
 
 
12
Construction of the tower crane’s foundation and wall tie aresupervised by a Professional Engineer
Load data sheet and letter ofundertaking from the PE that hewould supervise the construction ofthe foundation / wall tie
Letter of undertaking from the PEthat he had supervised theconstruction of the foundation / walltie and that they are constructed inaccordance to his design
 
 
 
 
13
Tower crane’s foundation is sufficiently barricaded toprevent against being knocked by moving objects
Document of design drawing toinclude plan for barricade
Inspection to verify barricades areinstalled
 
 
 
 
14
Tower crane’s foundation is not submerged under waterand is cleared of debris / rubbish
Inspection to verify requirementsare met
 
 
E. PRE-INSTALLATIONSUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
15
All load bearing parts and safety devices are checked by anAuthorised Examiner before installation to ensure that theyare of good construction, sound material, free from patentdefects and of adequate design
Inspection Checklist completed andsigned by Authorised Examiner(Appendix 2)
Non destructive tests (NDT) report(if applicable)
 
 
 
 
 
16
Only original load bearing members from the manufacturerare to be used for the installation
Letter of undertaking from supplier / owner stating that original loadbearing members are used
 
 
F. INSTALLATION SUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
17
Notify MOM at least three days before the date ofinstallation
Notification form to MOM for use oftower crane in workplace
 
 
18
Only Approved Crane Contractors (ACC) are to install, alter,dismantle and repair tower crane.
Approval document as ApprovedCrane Contractor (ACC)
 
 
19
Post installation inspection carried out by AuthorisedExaminer which include load tests, inspection of safetydevices and limit switches
Inspection checklist completed andsigned by Authorised Examiner(Appendix 2)
 
 
G. OPERATION OF CRANE SUGGESTED EVIDENCE Yes No
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Only trained and competent persons are to be involved inthe lifting operation (i.e. crane operator, lifting supervisor,signalman and rigger)
Crane operator registration card,training records and certificate
Lifting supervisor, signalman andrigger’s training records andcertificates
 
 
 
 
21
Lifting plan is developed and made available to all personsinvolved in the lifting
Written lifting plan andacknowledgement from personsinvolved in the lifting
 
 
22
Manufacturer’s operating manual and operation log bookare made available to the crane operator
Manufacturer’s operating manual
Crane operator log book
 
 
 
 
23
Crane operator to conduct pre-operational checks at thestart of the work shift. The checks should include but notlimiting to the following areas:
Observing the verticality of the crane
Check all limit switches
Check all brakes
Check all warning devices
Ensure that the electrical cables in the mast arefree from twisting (if the crane is without correctiverings)
Observe any other visual or audio abnormalities
Source: CP62: Code of practice for Safe Use of tower Cranes 
Pre-operation inspection checklistbased on manufacturer’sinstruction
Record of completed checklist byoperators
 
 
 
 

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