This Guide provides information on managing the risks associated with operating cranes or mobile plant near overhead electric lines.
Cranes and mobile plant include mobile cranes, vehicle-loading cranes, concrete placing booms, elevating work platforms, load shifting equipment like forklifts, excavation and earthmoving equipment and high load transportation vehicles. However, this does not include cranes and mobile plant when retracted and correctly stowed for travelling on a public road or where the design envelope of the crane or mobile plant is less than 4.6 metres in height. Overhead electric lines include overhead electric distribution lines on poles of high or low voltage, overhead electric transmission lines on towers, dedicated overhead electric lines used by public transport authorities including tramways and railways and privately owned overhead electric lines.
Topic: Electric Lines - Operating cranes or mobile plant
Type: Model Code of Practice
Publication Date: 04/07/2014