22-23 MARCH 2022


Created and organised by


Peter Hird

Business Development Director, The Crosby Group – BlokCam


TOPIC: Using cameras to improve the safety of lifting operations


Peter Hird has been in the crane and lifting business for 38 years, starting out at the family business Peter Hird & Sons in 1983 and progressing into specialist lifting and rigging project management.


In 2004 he became managing director of Peter Hird & Sons, and subsequently also Valla Cranes UK, Valla Cranes USA and Compact Lifting Group. Compact Lifting Group was at the forefront in the development of the mini crane market worldwide and rapidly developed into a significant business.


In 2015 he and Ben Windass launched Blokcam after seeing a gap in the market for a high quality camera system that would fit to the hook block of many types of cranes. Blokcam is a multi million dollar business and has a distribution network in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia.


In 2021 he and Ben sold Blokcam to The Crosby Group, where he now works as business development director. Crosby has been in the lifting and rigging business for more than 130 years, and manufactures a wide range of products including shackles, hoists, hooks, wire rope fittings, sheaves and blocks.





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