We noticed you’re not on the correct regional site. Switch to our AMERICAS site for the best experience.
  • BS 7121-1(2006) : 2006

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.
    Add to Watchlist
    This Standard has been added successfully to your Watchlist.
    Please visit My Watchlist to see all standards that you are watching.
    Please log in or to add this standard to your Watchlist.
    We could not add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please retry or contact support for assistance.
    You need to be logged in to add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please log in now or create an account to add.
    You already added this Product in the Watchlist.

    CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 1: GENERAL

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  31-01-2016

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2006

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

    Add to Watchlist

    Add To Cart

    Table of Contents - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Management of installation and lifting operations
    5 Contract lift or crane hire
    6 Planning of the lifting operation
    7 Selection and duties of personnel
    8 Minimum attributes of personnel
    9 Selection of cranes
    10 Safety
    11 Crane documentation
    12 Siting of cranes
    13 Erection and dismantling
    14 Procedures and precautions
    15 Maintenance
    16 Operating conditions
    17 Multiple lifting
    18 Weather conditions
    19 Slinging and handling of loads
    20 Signalling systems
    21 Thorough examination including testing
    22 Ropes
    23 Special applications of cranes
    Annexes
    Annex A (normative) Training of crane operators and slingers
    Annex B (informative) Background to the BS 7121 series
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Provides recommendations for the safe use of cranes.

    General Product Information - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Committee MHE/3/11
    Development Note Supersedes BS 7121-1(1989) and 05/30082472 DC. (03/2006) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, December 2011. (11/2011)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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

    BS 8460:2005 SAFE USE OF MEWPS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 6164(2011) : 2011 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN TUNNELING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    BS PAS 43(2015) : 2015 SAFE WORKING OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWN, RECOVERY AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS - MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SPECIFICATION
    BS 6187(2011) : 2011 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FULL AND PARTIAL DEMOLITION
    BS 7121-2-1(2012) : 2012 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 2-1: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND THOROUGH EXAMINATION - GENERAL
    BS PAS 43(2010) : 2010 SAFE WORKING OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWN, RECOVERY AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS - MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SPECIFICATION
    BS PAS 43(2008) : 2008 SAFE WORKING OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWN, RECOVERY AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS - MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SPECIFICATION
    11/30218915 DC : DRAFT JAN 2011 BS 6164 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN TUNNELING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    12/30258064 DC : 0 BS 7121-2-1 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 2-1: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND THOROUGH EXAMINATION - GENERAL
    17/30341837 DC : 0 BS 8460 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SAFE USE OF MEWPS
    ISO/TR 27245:2007 Cranes Tower cranes International Standards for design, manufacture, use and maintenance requirements and recommendations
    11/30153572 DC : 0 BS 6187 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DEMOLITION AND PARTIAL DEMOLITION, INCLUDING FOR STRUCTURAL REFURBISHMENT
    BS 7121-5(2006) : 2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 5: TOWER CRANES
    I.S. 361:2013 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SAFE USE OF TOWER CRANES AND SELF-ERECTING CRANES
    BS PAS 43(2012) : 2012 SAFE WORKING OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWN, RECOVERY AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS - MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SPECIFICATION
    BS 6164:2011 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY IN TUNNELING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    BS 7121-5:2006 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 5: TOWER CRANES

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

    ISO 11660-2:2015 Cranes Access, guards and restraints Part 2: Mobile cranes
    BS EN 12385-3 : 2004 STEEL WIRE ROPES - SAFETY - PART 3: INFORMATION FOR USE AND MAINTENANCE
    BS ISO 15513:2000 Cranes. Competency requirements for crane drivers (operators), slingers, signallers and assessors
    BS EN 13000 : 2010 CRANES - MOBILE CRANES
    BS 7121-3:2000 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 3: MOBILE CRANES
    BS 7121-2(2003) : 2003 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES - PART 2: INSPECTION, TESTING AND EXAMINATION
    BS 6968(1988) : 1988 GUIDE FOR USE AND MAINTENANCE OF NON-CALIBRATED ROUND STEEL LIFTING CHAIN AND CHAIN SLINGS
    BS EN 12385-2 : 2002 STEEL WIRE ROPES - SAFETY - PART 2: DEFINITIONS, DESIGNATION AND CLASSIFICATION
    ISO 12480-1:1997 Cranes Safe use Part 1: General
    BS 7262(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR AUTOMATIC SAFE LOAD INDICATORS
    BS EN 12385-1 : 2002 STEEL WIRE ROPES - SAFETY - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 14502-2 : 2005 CRANES - EQUIPMENT FOR THE LIFTING OF PERSONS - PART 2: ELEVATING CONTROL STATIONS
    BS 7671(2001) : 2001 AMD 14905 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
    BS 2573-1(1983) : 1983 RULES FOR THE DESIGN OF CRANES - SPECIFICATION FOR CLASSIFICATION, STRESS CALCULATIONS AND DESIGN CRITERIA FOR STRUCTURES
    BS EN 12385-4 : 2002 STEEL WIRE ROPES - SAFETY - PART 4: STRANDED ROPES FOR GENERAL LIFTING APPLICATIONS
    BS EN 12077-2 : 1999 CRANES SAFETY - REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY - PART 2: LIMITING AND INDICATING DEVICES
    BS 5744(1979) : 1979 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE USE OF CRANES (OVERHEAD/UNDERHUNG TRAVELLING AND GOLIATH CRANES, HIGH PEDESTAL AND PORTAL JIB DOCKSIDE CRANES, MANUALLY-OPERATED AND LIGHT CRANES, CONTAINER HANDLING CRANES AND RAIL-MOUNTED LOW CARRIAGE CRANES)
    BS 6166-3(1988) : 1988 LIFTING SLINGS - PART 3: GUIDE TO SELECTION AND SAFE USE OF LIFTING SLINGS FOR MULTI-PURPOSES
    BS PD5304(2005) : 2005 GUIDANCE ON SAFE USE OF MACHINERY
    BS 6399-2(1997) : 1997 LOADING FOR BUILDINGS - PART 2: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR WIND LOADS
    BS EN 13586 : 2004 CRANES - ACCESS
    BS 6210(1983) : 1983 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SAFE USE OF WIRE ROPE SLINGS FOR GENERAL LIFTING PURPOSES
    BS EN 13557 : 2003 CRANES - CONTROLS AND CONTROL STATIONS
    PREN 14502-1 : DRAFT 2002 CRANES - EQUIPMENT FOR THE LIFTING OF PERSONS - PART 1: SUSPENDED BASKETS
    BS 4-1(2005) : 2005 STRUCTURAL STEEL SECTIONS - PART 1: SPECIFICATION FOR HOT-ROLLED SECTIONS
    • Access your standards online with a subscription

      Features

      • Simple online access to standards, technical information and regulations
      • Critical updates of standards and customisable alerts and notifications
      • Multi - user online standards collection: secure, flexibile and cost effective