BS 7121-5:2006 - Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Tower cranes – BSI British Standards

BS 7121-5:2006

Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Tower cranes

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : April 2006 Replaced By : BS 7121-5:2019

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BS 7121-5:2006 gives recommendations for the safe installation and use of tower cranes, including self-erecting tower cranes.  Subjects covered include selection of tower cranes, planning the installation (including site specific design work, e.g. base and ties), erection, extension (including climbing), thorough examination (including testing), maintenance, operation, and dismantling, as well as safety measures to be taken during the execution of all the above functions. It also covers the appropriate selection and training of personnel involved in the safe installation and use of tower cranes.

NOTE Self-erecting tower cranes have been addressed briefly in this document. It is envisaged that a full treatment will be given in a future publication.

Standard NumberBS 7121-5:2006
TitleCode of practice for safe use of cranes. Tower cranes
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date28 April 2006
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Withdrawn Date27 September 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)HSE Guidance Note GS 6:1997, BS EN 13586, BS 7121, BS 7671:2001, HSE Guidance Note HS G 118:1994
Informative References(Provided for Information)Air Navigation Order 2000, BS 8437, (PUWER) 1998, 1994, BS 4-1, Work at Height Regulations 2004, (LOLER) 1998, BS EN 12077-2, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous, Occurrences Regulations 1995, BS 6399-2, BS EN 14502-1, BS 7430, 1999, ISO 7296-1, prEN 14439, CP 3010, Working Time Regulations 1998, BS 6166-3, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations, BS 6651, BS 7262, BS EN 13557:2003, PD 5304, BS 7121-3:2000, BS 6968, ISO 11660-3, BS EN 14502-2, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, BS 7121-1, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, BS 6210, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
Replaced ByBS 7121-5:2019
ReplacesBS 7121-5:1997
Draft Superseded By05/30054437 DC
DescriptorsInspection, Tower cranes, Foundations, Cranes, Lifting equipment, Installation, Access, Design, Safety devices, Maintenance, Occupational safety, Safety measures, Equipment safety, Lightning protection, Materials handling equipment, Environment (working), Climbing devices, Personnel, Selection, Siting
Title in FrenchCode de bonne pratique d'utilisation sure de grues. Grues a colonne
Title in GermanLeitfaden zur Sicherheit bei der Arbeit mit Kraenen.Turmkraene
ISBN0 580 48129 8
File Size1.139 MB

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