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Potain, Manitowoc execs share best practices for tower crane operation

March 7, 2023  By Don Horne

Bruno Roni-Damond, vice president of engineering for tower cranes at Manitowoc, and Emmanuel Kirchner, product manager for Potain top slewing tower cranes at Manitowoc, were on hand for this year’s WSH Symposium on Cranes in Singapore back in January.

Roni-Damond, who also serves as president of FEM – THC – tower cranes and convenor of CEN/TC147 – WG12 – tower cranes, said the conference was a great platform for sharing ideas and facilitating discussions around even higher standards for tower crane operation.

“Potain has a long history in Singapore and is one of the best-known brands in the country,” he said. “Contractors and rental companies here are always looking for productivity and efficiency gains, but there’s also an underlying wish to deliver best practice. It was great to share details around what’s happening at a global and European level, and also learn more about the advances in Singapore.”

Roni-Damond and Kirchner’s joint presentation was delivered to approximately 800 delegates on the latest safety standards for tower cranes, as well as sharing other insights.


This year’s WSH Symposium on Cranes took place on January 16 at the Stephen Riady Auditorium at NTUC Centre. The annual event is run by the Singapore Government’s Workplace Safety and Health Council to build industry capabilities, promote better health and safety at work, and uphold industry standards.

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