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Tower crane safety sessions reach contractors of Saudi's Riyadh Metro

Arabian Towers Corp, a sister company of NFT, visited two Riyadh Metro sites to inform site professionals about tower crane safety and best practice

A campaign was health to promote construction tower crane safety among the contracting teams of Riyadh Metro [image: pmvmiddleeast.com].
A campaign was health to promote construction tower crane safety among the contracting teams of Riyadh Metro [image: pmvmiddleeast.com].

A tower crane safety campaign recently targeted contractors working on Saudi Arabia’s billion-dollar Riyadh Metro project.

The campaign was organised by NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes with Manitowoc’s Potain team.

In Riyadh, the campaign was carried out by NFT’s sister company, Arabian Towers Corporation (ATE), which visited two contractors working on Riyadh Metro.

On 9 May, ATE’s operations manager and general manager – along with Potain’s sales director – visited the site of ArRiyadh New Mobility – CWG, Qasr Al Hukum Down Town Station (3E2).

The session was conducted for an audience of 33, which included operators, riggers, health, safety, and environment (HSE) staff, and supervisors.

On 10 May, the team visited the Fast Consortium’s site, which is working on Line 5 of the Riyadh Metro.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Construction of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

NFT has erected 14 tower cranes on Fast’s site, including eight units of the MC310K12, and two each of the MC205, the MC235, and the MD310K12.

NFT and Potain’s ‘Safety First!’ campaign was launched in 2016 in Dubai, when the companies visited eight sites in the city to communicate tower crane safety and best practice.

The companies will continue their safety campaign across the Gulf, and are expected to make Kuwait their next stop, PMV Middle East, a sister title of ConstructionWeekOnline, reported.

Visit pmvmiddleeast.com for more equipment news from the Middle East.

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