Abu Dhabi based NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes and Potain are touring construction sites in the GCC to spread the message of tower crane safety with their ‘Safety First’ campaign and training.

After its launch of the campaign in November 2017 with Dutco Balfour Beatty’s Marsa Al Seef (Dubai Creek Development), the tour continued to Sobha Hartland Contracting LLC where 2 MCT 205s are being used in the construction of the North London Collegiate School.

Subsequently, the tour covered the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences on the Palm Jumeirah where ten tower cranes including the MR 418, MR 415 and GTMR 400 self-erecting tower cranes are in operation and the Meydan One Mall Phase 1A, where Salini Impregilo is the main contractor and seven Potain tower cranes including the MD 365B L12, MCT 385-14, MCT 385-14, MD 900, MD 500, MD 365 B L12 and MR 225 A are in operation.

The Safety First training included a 20-minute induction on how to work safely on Potain tower cranes, presented by Manitowoc’s Middle East sales director Ahmed Talhimet to all personnel, including riggers, operators and supervisors, working on and around the cranes.

After the induction, the attendees received a gift bag with safety essentials and Potain’s Tower Crane safety booklet which was translated into five languages: Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Turkish and English.

The gift bag contained CE certified safety gloves, CE certified safety glasses, first aid kit, cooling water bottle, torch, and face bandana to protect against dust.

NFT and Potain will continue the tour around NFT’s clients to promote the safe manoeuvre and efficient performance of their tower cranes in 2018 around the GCC.