OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices

Section 106 Wind and temperature limitations

Wind velocity limits for tower crane operation are set to prevent loads from shifting, the uncontrolled movement of loads, and prevent a load radius from increasing. Setting these operational limits prevents structural failure or the tower crane from overturning.

Temperature limits for tower cranes are set to avoid excessive stress on components due to cold temperatures.