False safety stickers currently appearing on cranes in several states around Australia are putting operators as well as other workers on construction sites and the general public at risk, a key industry body has warned.

In a public warning sent out last week, the Crane Industry Council of Australia says counterfeit ‘green stickers’ certifying the machines in question had undergone suitable safety checks and had been certified by the Council as ‘CraneSafe’ had been reported on a number of sites around the country. “In the…