Latest BSI standards for the safe use of cranes

BS 7121-2:2003 Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Inspection, testing and examination has been split into six sub-parts, to bring more focus on specific types of cranes. The standard provides current best practice for the inspection, maintenance, and thorough examination of cranes used within the UK and overseas. It offers critical guidance for all users and operators of cranes.

The new sub-parts of BS 7121-2 are:

  • Part 2-1: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – General
  • Part 2-3: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – Mobile cranes
  • Part 2-4: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – Loader cranes
  • Part 2-5: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – Tower cranes
  • Part 2-7: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – Overhead travelling cranes including portal and semi-portal cranes, hoists, and their supporting structures
  • Part 2-9: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – Cargo handling and container cranes
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