NINA catches on

A remote-controlled crane hook: an innovation that is being used on the HH 47 when lifting in spud poles.

This job normally requires two cranes: one to hoist the man who attaches the hook to the pole and one to hoist spud pole. As this is cumbersome, other working methods are sought: for example, securing the hook’s safety catch or using a long ladder. These methods involve risk; see Safety Newsflash No. 1-2012.

Looking for a safe alternative, Andre Batterman (Plant Manager and TD Inspector) found the remote-control hook on the Internet. The effect? “Super”, according to Andreas Hugo (Crane Operator) and Andreas Peper (Foreman).

More information?
Contact Andre Batterman: +491722537386 or andre.battermann@boskalis.com.