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BS 7121-1:2006

Code of practice for safe use of cranes. General

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : February 2006 Replaced By : BS 7121-1:2016

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What is BS 7121-1:2006?

BS 7121-1: 2006 gives best practice recommendations for the safe installation and use of cranes and lifting equipment, including self-erecting tower cranes. By following the safety measures set out within this standard, construction workers and operators will contribute to occupational safety while complying with legislation. BS 7121-1:2006 also looks at the appropriate selection and training of all personnel dealing with the safe installation and use of cranes. 

How does it work?

BS 7121-5:2006 covers subjects such as the selection of tower cranes and planning the installation – including site specific design work. It also looks at erection and extension, and outlines thorough examinations, for example mechanical testing. Other topics include maintenance, operation and dismantling, as well as the safety measures that should be taken by anyone performing these tasks.

Who should buy it?

  • Construction managers
  • Personnel involved with the installation and use of cranes
  • Site managers
  • Suppliers of cranes and lifting equipment
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Site inspectors
  • Civil engineers

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Standard NumberBS 7121-1:2006
TitleCode of practice for safe use of cranes. General
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date28 February 2006
Confirm Date01 December 2011
Withdrawn Date31 January 2016
Cross ReferencesBS 7121, BS 7671, BS EN 12077-2:1999, HSE Guidance Note GS 6, 1997, HSE Guidance Note HS G 141, BS 4-1:2005, BS 2573-1:1983, BS 5744:1979, BS 6166-3:1988, BS 6210:1983, BS 6399-2:1997, BS 6968:1988, BS 7121-2:2003, BS 7121-3:2000, BS 7262:1990, BS EN 12385-1:2002, BS EN 12385-2:2002, BS EN 12385-3:2004, BS EN 12385-4:2002, BS EN 13557:2003, BS EN 13586:2004, BS EN 13000:2004, prEN 14502-1, BS EN 14502-2:2005, BS ISO 15513:2000, ISO 7296-1:1991, ISO 11660-2:1994, ISO 12480-1:1997, PD 5304:2005, CP 3010:1972, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 1994, Tower crane stability, 2006. CIRIA C654, General Information Note I 002, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Work at Height Regulations 2005, Crane Stability on Site, 2003. CIRIA C703, Code of Practice for the Installation, Application and Op
Replaced ByBS 7121-1:2016
ReplacesBS 7121-1:1989
DescriptorsSelection, Legislation, Defects, Cranes, Wire ropes, Maintenance, Safety devices, Materials handling equipment, Occupational safety, Terminal fittings (ropes), Inspection, Operators (personnel), Materials handling operations, Construction equipment, Safety measures, Lifting chains, Installation, Demolition, Ropes, Erecting (construction operation), Construction workers, Hand signals, Lifting equipment, Siting, Lifting, Mechanical testing, Control signals, Materials handling, Safe working load
Title in FrenchCode de bonne pratique d'utilisation des grues. Generalites
Title in GermanLeitfaden zur Sicherheit bei der Arbeit mit Kraenen. Allgemeines
ISBN0 580 47825 4
File Size1.445 MB

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