New standard for hand signals used with cranes

22/08/2014

A set of universal hand signals has been published. The set is for adoption wherever lifting operations take place in building or construction and will make those operations safer and more efficient.

Standards New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Michelle Wessing said ISO 16715:2014 Cranes – Hand signals used with cranes offers crane operators a basic set of hand signals that can be clearly understood by operators from any one nation working in another. ‘The objective in developing the standard was not to replace unique national signals, but to arrive at a set of uniform signs for projects involving more than one country having its own unique 'cues'. Read more