Crane Operators

ASL can provide guidance and safeguarding assessments for airports or directly for crane operators in line with CAA requirements.

CAA published guidance in CAP 1096 for the crane notification and obstacle lighting and marking. Use the link below to view the guidance.

The guidance should be considered relevant to users of all cranes exceeding a height of 10m above ground level (AGL) or that of the surrounding structures or trees (if higher).

This guidance is currently subject to a CAA trial and, unless specifically as requested and approved to take part in the trial, please use the guidance found at the linked web page.

Duty of Care

During construction phase cranes may be required which tend to be taller than the building under construction and may become an obstacle for the aerodrome. The duty of care is placed upon the crane user and aims to reduce any aviation risk generated by crane operations in the safeguarded area agreed for crane operations.

Cranes can become temporary obstacles for airports and require prior notification.