Swing up stabilisers: Tier One contractors specific site entry requirements

Briefing note for FASSI customers / operators (updated 25/11/22)

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Tier One contractors have recently confirmed their acceptance criteria for lorry loaders with swing-up stabiliser legs. In this briefing note we explain what this means for FASSI customers / operators.

All FASSI cranes conform to the product design standard, BS EN 12999, which provides the means for loader cranes to comply with the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. They are CE marked, legally compliant & when used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, safe to use.

  1. The FASSI range from F85B.1 – F275A.0 meets the Tier 1 contractors specific site entry requirements because the stabilisers do not swing across any control station & will qualify for a QR site entry code with no modification required.
  2. The FASSI range from F175A.1 – F195A.1 & F245A – F545RA can be modified by our main dealers to not swing across any control station to meet the Tier 1 contractors specific site entry requirements. FASSI UK has issued a service bulletin authorising this modification to be carried out together with parts kit prices (replacement rotating stabiliser supports & pipes). ** The initial delivery of parts kits for December 2022 is sold out with more kits coming in January 2023 **. The work is chargeable to customers / operators who will be able to order the kits from our main dealers week commencing 14/11/22. Once the work is completed the crane will qualify for a QR site entry code. This modification will be phased into new crane production in line with the proposed amendment to EN12999.
  3. The FASSI range from F600RA – F1150RA meets the Tier 1 contractors specific site entry requirements because the stabilisers do not swing across the emergency control station & the remote control stabiliser operation meets the approval criteria. These cranes will qualify for a QR site entry code with no modification required.

The ALLMI QR code site entry system is now operational. The Tier 1 sites will begin scanning QR site entry codes week commencing 14/11/22.

Customers / operators whose cranes meet the Tier 1 site entry requirements can contact their supplying main dealer who will be able to register the crane & obtain / apply the QR code site entry sticker:

Alltruck Crane Repairs & Sales
Danny Smith
danny@alltruck.co.uk

Avon Crane & Commercial Repairs
Ben James
benjames@avoncrane.co.uk

Central Crane Technicians
Ben Draper
ben@centralcranetechnicians.co.uk

Kearns & Murtagh
Eddie Murtagh
eddiemurtagh@hotmail.co.uk

Macs Truck Sales
Craig Graham
craig@macstrucks.co.uk

The Crane Centre
Vince McHale
vince@cranecentre.co.uk

Walker Crane Services
Paul Nielson
pnielsen@walkercranes.co.uk

In the absence of a QR code sticker the operation of swing-up stabiliser legs must be supervised by a dedicated second competent person (“Spotter”) on Tier 1 sites until 01/01/23. Both the Operator and Spotter for this equipment will need to have completed ALLMI’s E-Learning Module for Swing-Up Stabiliser Safety, and Tier 1 sites will be checking for evidence of this from 14/11/22 onwards.