Refuelling tower cranes: A health and safety solution

How to eliminate or reduce the workplace health and safety risks of refuelling tower cranes.


What it contains

Large amounts of fuel can escape from hoses that fail or disconnect from tower cranes during refuelling. This causes serious health and safety risks to workers and the community, as well as property damage. This document explains how to ensure that loads are fully controlled during lifting or suspension. It also advises employers of their responsibilities to ensure:

  • lifting attachments are in the safe working limits of the crane
  • an operator is controlling crane while the fuel tank is attached to the hook
  • that someone, who is not operating the crane, is managing the fuel delivery point at all times
  • that refuelling hoses are handled and maintained for safety