BS 7212:2006 - Code of practice for the safe use of construction hoists – BSI British Standards
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BS 7212:2006

Code of practice for the safe use of construction hoists

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : July 2006 Replaced By : BS 7212:2016

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BS 7212:2006 provides recommendations and guidance on the installation, maintenance, examination and operation of construction hoists, including hoistway protection, and the management of these activities.  It also includes recommendations and guidance on erection, alteration and dismantling of hoists and sets out the responsibilities of the various parties involved in all these activities.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) commends the use of this British Standard to those who have duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This Standard was drawn up with the participation of HSE representatives and will be referred to in the relevant HSE publications.

BS 7212:2006 is applicable to temporarily installed, powered construction hoists, having a carrier, the movement of which is restricted or guided by one or more masts. Such hoists are used to transfer persons and/or goods between defined landing levels on sites of engineering and construction. They are not intended for use as temporary working places giving variable height access to specific areas. 

Standard NumberBS 7212:2006
TitleCode of practice for the safe use of construction hoists
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 July 2006
Confirm Date01 December 2011
Withdrawn Date31 January 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 12158-1, BS EN 12158-2, BS EN 12159, BS 7671
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 4465:1989, BS EN 81-43, BS EN 473:2000, BS ISO 4309:2004, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, (LOLER) 1998, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, (PUWER) 1998, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994, Work at Height Regulations 2005, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, HSE G141, HSE L22, HSE L113, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, HSE GS6:1997
Replaced ByBS 7212:2016
ReplacesBS 7212:1989
Draft Superseded By05/30127565 DC
DescriptorsConstruction equipment, Hoists, Safety measures, Occupational safety, Building sites, Lifting equipment, Materials handling equipment, Goods hoists, Passenger hoists, Legislation, Personnel, Construction workers, Selection, Mobile, Siting, Erecting (construction operation), Inspection, Maintenance, Health and safety requirements, Lifting
Title in FrenchSecurite d'utilisation des monte-charge de construction. Code de bonne pratique
Title in GermanLeitfaden zur sicheren Anwendung von Baustellenaufzuegen
ISBN0 580 48249 9
File Size814.5 KB

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