BS 7121-1:2006 - Code of practice for safe use of cranes. General – BSI British Standards

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Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : February 2006 Replaced By : BS 7121-1:2016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StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn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Withdrawn Date31 January 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 12077-2:1999, HSE Guidance Note HS G 141, BS 7671, BS 7121, HSE Guidance Note GS 6
Informative References(Provided for Information)HSE Guidance Note HS G 118, 1994, Regulations 1988, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Operation of Lorry Loaders, Operators Association (AOA), BS 6210:1983, Work at Height Regulations 2005, Merchant Shipping (Hatches & Lifting Plant), (PUWER) 1998, Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995, of cranes in the vicinity of aerodromes. Airport, Cranes and planes A guide to procedures for operation, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations, prEN 14502-1, equipment. Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Code of Practice for the Installation, Application and, 1994, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous, Air Navigation Order 2000, Code of practice for the safe use of lifting, BS 2573-1:1983, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992, (LOLER) 1998, Crane Stability on Site
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 Size0.9883 MB

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