Vehicle mounted cranes play a vital role in various industries, including construction, utilities, and logistics; offering efficient lifting capabilities and avoiding manual handling. However, to ensure the safe operation of these cranes, it is essential to comply with relevant vehicle mounted crane regulations and advisable to comply with relevant standards. As in all work environments, some regulations are mandatory by law and any deviation could lead to prosecution. Regulations tend to be all-encompassing and leave a lot to interpretation as they have to cover so much and stay unchanged for years, and are difficult to enact and repeal as this is done by Parliament.
Up-to-date and specific guidance for vehicle mounted cranes comes in the form of British Standards, Codes of Practice and best practices from interested parties such as the Association of Lorry Loaders, Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI).