About the Breakdown Crane Association
- To encourage and promote the preservation and operation of historic railway breakdown cranes
- To create a core of expertise in the operation, maintenance, preservation and restoration of historic railway breakdown cranes
- To provide a forum for the interchange of information between breakdown crane owners and operators
- To promote common standards and procedures for trainee induction into a crane team, crane team training and safety in operation
- To present a single unified interface between regulators and historic breakdown crane owners and operators
- To research, record, share and make public the history of railway breakdown cranes
- To raise awareness of the historical contribution of breakdown cranes to British railway development
- To develop the engineering processes and standards and to locate the specialist suppliers and services needed to keep historic breakdown cranes operating
- Membership is open to all breakdown crane owners and operators, and to any other person with hands-on involvement or relevant technical/ historical expertise
- There is no membership fee (This may need to be reviewed from time to time)
If you would like to become a member, please register to the BDCA Forum (if you have not already registered) and then complete and submit this application form in which you will be asked for your contact details and a brief note about your connection with UK railway breakdown cranes.
In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, the BDCA will not publicise any member's personal details. Initial member-to-member communication can be made via the Forum's 'private message' (PM) facility.
The BDCA operates on a generally informal basis. The day-to-day business of the association is normally conducted electronically via the Members Section of the Forum which has sub-forums for Safety & Training, Operation, Maintenance & Servicing, and Processes & Suppliers.
The officers of the BDCA will normally appoint their own successors but, should it become necessary, members may decide amongst themselves on one or more successor officers, the process to be conducted within the Members Section of the BDCA website's forum.
|| Honorary President:
|| Peter Tatlow
|| Roger Cooke
|| David Withers
|| Safety and Training Adviser:
|| Dave Carter