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Crane Safety Assessment Findings, Results, and Recommendations

Office/Division Program
Project Number
Research Initiation Date (Award Date)
Research Performing Activity
American Bureau of Shipping Group (ABSG)
Research Principal Investigator
Harriett Kinney

The study involved analysis of cranes and material handling equipment operating on the OCS, analysis of BSEE lifting Potential Incidents of Noncompliance (PINCs) and incidents, review of industry standards and practices, and recommendations for changes to lifting regulation. The goal of this study was to develop an inspection methodology that may be used by BSEE and USCG personnel in performing an assessment in regards to the safety of cranes and material handling equipment.

Latest progress update

Completed. Final briefing held on April 28th, 2015.