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    CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - GENERAL

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  28-02-2006

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1989

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Committees responsible
    Code of practice
    1. Scope
    2. Definitions
    3. Management of the lifting operation
    4. Planning of the lifting operation
    5. Selection and duties of personnel
    6. Minimum attributes of personnel
    7. Selection of cranes
    8. Safety
    9. Siting of cranes
    10. Erection and dismantling
    11. Procedures and precautions
    12. Operating conditions
    13. Testing and examination
    14. Legal requirements
    15. Ropes
    16. Slinging and handling of loads
    17. Raising or lowering of personnel
    18. Balling operations
    19. Signalling systems
    Tables
    1. Legal requirements for the inspection, testing and
         thorough examination of cranes
    2. Severity of deterioration of steel wire ropes
    3. Typical examples of cumulative effect of
         deterioration of steel wire ropes
    4. Weight of materials
    Figures
    1. Adverse effect of a swinging load on load radius
    2. Recommended crane signals
    3. Side loading on jib
    4. Paying out rope
    5. Serving of ropes (before cutting)
    6. Transferring rope from reel to reel
    7. Some points to be considered during the examination
         of the rope

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    Lays down recommendations for the safe use of cranes. Does not cover manually operated and light cranes or cranes mounted on water-borne vessels, except in those circumstances where a land-based crane is temporarily affixed. Subjects covered include safe systems of work, management, planning, selection, erection and dismantling, testing, operation and maintenance of cranes and the selection of drivers, slingers and signallers. Reference is made to legislation and attention is drawn to statutory requirements for the testing and examination of cranes.

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    Committee MHE/3
    Development Note Partially supersedes BS 5744(1979). Supersedes 85/72574 DC and 95/710437 DC. (08/2004) Supersedes BS CP3010(1972). (07/2015)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 6164(1990) : 1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY IN TUNNELLING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    BS 7121-11(1998) : 1998 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 11: OFFSHORE CRANES
    BS 7121-2(2003) : 2003 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 2: INSPECTION, TESTING AND EXAMINATION
    BS 7121-14(2005) : 2005 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 14: SIDE BOOM PIPELAYERS
    BS 7121-5:1997 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - TOWER CRANES
    BS 7121-2:1991 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - INSPECTIONS, TESTING & EXAMINATION
    BS 7121-12(1999) : 1999 SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 12: RECOVERY VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 6187(2000) : 2000 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DEMOLITION
    BS 8008(1996) : 1996 GUIDE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND DESCENT OF MACHINE-BORED SHAFTS FOR PILING AND OTHER PURPOSES
    I.S. 360:2004 CODE OF PRACTICE: SAFE USE OF CRANES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - PART 1: GENERAL
    05/30082472 DC : DRAFT AUG 2005 BS 7121-1 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 1: GENERAL
    BS 7121-4(1997) : 1997 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - LORRY LOADERS
    BS 6164(2001) : 2001 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY IN TUNNELLING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    05/30137479 DC : DRAFT AUG 2005 BS 8460 - SAFE USE OF MEWPS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 7333(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR SLEWING JIB CRANES
    BS 6164:1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY IN TUNNELLING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    BS 6164:2001 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY IN TUNNELLING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    BS 7121-2:2003 (published 2003-04) Code of practice for safe use of cranes Inspection, testing and examination

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 6968(1988) : 1988 GUIDE FOR USE AND MAINTENANCE OF NON-CALIBRATED ROUND STEEL LIFTING CHAIN AND CHAIN SLINGS
    BS 6187(1982) : 1982 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DEMOLITION
    BS 4-2(1969) : LATEST STRUCTURAL STEEL SECTIONS - HOT-ROLLED HOLLOW SECTIONS
    BS 302-2(1987) : 1987 STRANDED STEEL WIRE ROPES - SPECIFICATION FOR ROPES FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
    BS 302-1(1987) : 1987 STRANDED STEEL WIRE ROPES - SPECIFICATION FOR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS CP3:CH2(1970) : LATEST CODE OF BASIC DATA FOR THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS - THERMAL INSULATION IN RELATION TO THE CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENT
    BS 6166-3(1988) : 1988 LIFTING SLINGS - PART 3: GUIDE TO SELECTION AND SAFE USE OF LIFTING SLINGS FOR MULTI-PURPOSES
    BS 5306-3(1985) : 1985 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SELECTION INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    BS 6210(1983) : 1983 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SAFE USE OF WIRE ROPE SLINGS FOR GENERAL LIFTING PURPOSES
    BS 5304(1988) : 1988 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY OF MACHINERY
    BS 4-1(1980) : 1980 STRUCTURAL STEEL SECTIONS - SPECIFICATION FOR HOT-ROLLED SECTIONS
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