September 16, 2015

Industry Representatives Gather at 2015 International Crane Stakeholders Assembly Meeting in Perth, Australia

The annual meeting of the ICSA, September 1, 2015 at the Crown Metropol Perth in Burswood, Western Australia was hosted by The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA). This year’s meeting brought together 20 participants from 7 countries representing industry users and manufacturers from around the world. During the all-day meeting, users and manufacturers split up into two sets of morning sessions and reconvened in the afternoon to review key items of importance to the crane industry worldwide, including:

  • Review ICSA Guidance: Leaving Mobile Cranes Unattended in [Partially] Erected Mode
  • Draft ICSA Guidance: Lifting A Load With Several Mobile Cranes (Multiple Crane or Tandem Lifting)
  • Draft ICSA Guidance: Lifting Persons with Mobile Cranes
  • Update from FEM/ESTA Working Group European Regulations
  • Update: Five years’ experience in Europe with the external rated capacity limiter (RCL) in cranes delivered after May 2010 (EN13000)
  • Design life for cranes and crane winches
  • Ground pressure from crawler cranes with long booms (>100 m)
  • Assumptions for wind pressure/speed in relation to minimum CWT in "out of service" condition.
  • “Directive 97/68/EC draft" for new engine exhaust systems (Stage V) and the significant impact it has to both manufacturers and users

The next ICSA Annual Meeting will be conducted in conjunction with BAUMA 2016, April 11-17, in Munich, Germany.

ICSA Mission:

  • Facilitate information sharing and meaningful dialogue between crane industry stakeholders on safety, technical and regulatory issues of concern to the international crane industry.
  • Provide an environment for, and encourage the creation of, significant networking opportunities between industry stakeholders and promote consensus positions on behalf of the crane industry on issues of common concern, so that ICSA members can make representation to relevant regulatory and/or standardization bodies.
  • Promote the harmonization of international standards.

ICSA Members:

  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
  • European Federation of Material Handling (FEM)
  • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
  • The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA)
  • The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA)

Photos from the event:
ICSA Users Meeting
ICSA Manufacturers Meeting
ICSA Joint Meeting
ICSA Joint Meeting 2

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2015 Meeting Host
Brandon Hitch, CEO, CICA
Phone: 011 61 03 8320 0444