Crane design & safety

Over two million people work in Britain’s construction industry, making it the country’s biggest industry. It is also one of the most dangerous. In the last 25 years, over 2,800 people have died from injuries they received as a result of construction work. Many more have been injured or made ill (source: The Health and Safety Executive, November 2006).

BSI standards and publications specify requirements for health and safety in the building industry, thereby helping to reduce the chances of your company adding to these figures.

These include codes of practice for operating and supervising personnel, requirements for the design of cranes, and guidelines for inspection, testing and examination.

The misuse of cranes through lack of knowledge and understanding of hazards and safe working procedures is a major cause of accidents. BSI standards and publications will help you minimize risks and meet essential health and safety requirements of regulations such as the Machinery Directive.

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