Crane & Hoist kicks off the new year with a focus on staying safe, both in and outside of the cab. Whether its emerging applications for crane construction and the unique safety risks these environments pose, or the impact of mental health struggles on crane operators, our January/February 2024 instalment is here to give you the best paths to protection.
In our cover story, Jack Burton explores the role of cranes in building Canada’s emerging wind farm sector and the distinct safety difficulties these operations present, connecting with wind farm contractors and specialized safety solution companies on the best practices for navigating these conditions.
Matt Jones talked with mental health experts and professionals across Canada’s heavy lifting sector to gain insights on the shape that mental health struggles can take within the role and responsibilities of crane operators, and the strategies that personnel and organizations can follow to destigmatize and support this issue.
Crane & Hoist’s new editor, Mike Lacey, introduces himself and offers some perspectives of his own for destigmatizing mental health in and outside of the workplace.
In our Association News column, the Canadian Crane Rental Association looks back on its 2023 accomplishments and the opportunities in store for both the association and the industry across Canada heading into 2023.
Plus, the latest newsworthy happenings across Canada’s crane and heavy lifting sectors, and the latest products available for taking your operation to the next level!
Enjoy the issue!