BS 7121-2-3:2012

BS 7121-2-3:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes

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Publication Details

Details: A4 .

Publication date: 03/11/2011

Publisher: BSI

ISBN: 9780580781940

Publication Status: Active

Publication Description

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What is this standard about?

BS 7121-2-3:2012 is part of a series of standards relating to the safety of cranes. It gives recommendations for pre-use checks, in-service inspection, maintenance and supplementary testing of mobile cranes.

Who is this standard for?

  • Crane operators, users and owners
  • Construction managers
  • Health and safety executives
  • Site project managers
  • Regulators and testers

Why should you use this standard?

BS 7121-2-3:2012 provides guidance covering the pre-use checks, in-service maintenance, thorough examination (following installation, in service and following exceptional circumstances) and supplementary testing of mobile cranes, including truck cranes, wheeled rough terrain cranes, wheeled yard cranes, crawler mounted cranes, mini-cranes and vehicle mounted self-erecting tower cranes.

Use of the guidance given in this standard can help protect safety of crane operators and can also be taken as an indication of good practice on site.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • BS 7121-2-3 has been updated by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments
  • The BS 7121 series is currently being fully revised to meet industry best practice and to reflect changes in the application of risk-based planning to lifting operations
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