Wind Systems For Crane Operators And Construction Site Managers


Tower Cranes & Construction Sites

Tower cranes

RPR Ltd supplies wind systems designed to alert crane operators and site managers to excessive wind speeds, ensuring site safety.


• Measure wind speed and direction at crane jib / boom elevation
• Crane operator has wind speed display in cab with high wind speed warning
• Site office has overview of wind conditions with the ability to log data for Health & Safety and down-time records

Advice From The Construction Plant-hire Association's Tower Crane Interest Group
Measuring Wind Speed

It is essential that tower cranes are fitted with anemometers or other wind-speed monitoring devices. These should have their indicators located in clear view of the tower crane operator.

The correct operation of these devices should be determined regularly and they should be maintained in good working order. The sensor of the indicator should be positioned so that it can measure air flow uninterrupted by the tower crane or adjacent structures. Sensors are often positioned on the highest point of the tower crane.

In cases where a number of wind-speed monitoring devices are located on a site, the device fitted on a specific crane must be used for assessing the wind effect on that crane. Devices located on other parts of the site will not give an accurate wind-speed for that crane.

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Tower Crane Technical Information Note TIN 020 The Effect of Wind on Tower Cranes In Service
Tower Crane and Construction Site Wind System Brochure

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