Latest BSI code of practice for the safe use of cranes

Issue 46 – February 2013

BSI has split BS 7121-2:2003 into six sub-parts, to bring more focus on specific types of cranes. This will ensure BS 7121-2 will continue to provide current best practice for the inspection, maintenance, and thorough examination of the principle types of cranes used with the UK and overseas.

Recently published parts include:

  • BS 7121-2-1:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes – Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – General

  • BS 7121-2-3:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes -– Inspection, maintenance and through examination – Mobile cranes

  • BS 7121-2-5:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes – Inspection, maintenance and through examination – Tower cranes

  • BS 7121-2-7:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes – Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – Overhead travelling cranes, including portal and semi-portal cranes, hoists, and their supporting structures

The further two parts BS 7121-2-4 Loader cranes and BS 7121-2-9 Cargo handling and container cranes will be published later in 2013.

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Summarised from BSI's Standards Update, January 2013, and BSI's website.

 

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