Many accidents both on construction sites and with offshore operations are caused by human contact with heavy loads. Most cranes are unable to control the orientation of their loads so ground crew have to perform the orientation using tag lines or other physical contact. This often places workers in close proximity to very heavy moving loads.
Torquer Ltd provide a very simple solution to this with their patented remote controlled orientation system, HALO (Hands free Autonomous Load Orientation).
I believe this will be a major step forward in the safe handling of crane loads and the reduction of workplace injuries and fatalities throughout the construction and oilfield industries
Prof. Angus Jamieson (MD Torquer Ltd.)
Here are some of the benefits:
- No more tag lines means safer operation
- No-one near the load when lifting/landing
- No change to hook on/off procedures
- Faster loading times