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September 12, 2021

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Crane safety

Guidance updated for crane users and associated CPA TIN

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have released updated information regarding notification for the use of cranes.

CraneThe CAA has announced that from the 6 September 2021, crane users must notify them of any crane that is above 100m above ground level, regardless of proximity to aerodromes or height of surrounding structures or trees.

All notifications should be sent to the CAA by email. Full details about the updated guidance for Crane Users and Associated CPA TIN and how to submit it, can be found here.

The notification should include the following details for each crane:

  • The crane’s precise location.
  • An accurate maximum height.
  • Start and completion dates.

Crane activity near an aerodrome

In addition to the above, users must comply with the existing requirement and notify where a crane is to be used within 6 km of an aerodrome/airfield and its height exceeds 10m or that of surrounding structures or trees, if higher. The notification should be sent to the aerodrome/airfield safeguarding team.

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