BS EN 16851:2017 - Cranes. Light crane systems

BS EN 16851:2017

Cranes. Light crane systems

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : January 2017



This European Standard applies to:

  • light crane systems, either suspended or free-standing systems;

  • pillar jib cranes;

  • wall-mounted jib crane.


For illustration of crane types, see Annex B.


The rated capacity of the light crane systems is generally below 10 t, but the standard is still applicable, if the rated capacity is higher.

This European Standard is applicable to cranes and crane systems, whose structures are made of steel or aluminium, excluding aluminium structures containing welded joints.

This European Standard is not applicable to cranes covered by another product specific crane standard, e.g. EN 15011 or EN 14985.

This European Standard gives requirements for all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to cranes, when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).

The specific hazards due to potentially explosive atmospheres, ionizing radiation, operation in electromagnetic fields beyond the range of EN 61000‑6‑2and operation in pharmacy or food industry are not covered by this European Standard.

This European Standard does not include requirements for the lifting of persons.

This European Standard is applicable to cranes, which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN of this European Standard.

Standard NumberBS EN 16851:2017
TitleCranes. Light crane systems
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 January 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13857, EN ISO 4871, EN ISO 13849-1, EN 14238, EN 13001-2, EN ISO 11202:2010, EN 13001-3-2, EN 13001-3-5, EN 894-1, EN ISO 14120, ISO 4309, ISO 4306-1, BS EN 14492-2:2019, EN 13557:2003+A2:2008, EN 14492-2:2019, ISO 4871, EN 515:2017, ISO 11203:1995, EN 795, EN 13001-3-3, ISO 11201, EN ISO 11688-1, ISO 3864, EN ISO 12100:2010, EN ISO 13857, EN 15011, ISO 14120, ISO 12100:2010, EN 13001-3-1, EN 755-9, EN 13157, ISO/TR 11688-1, EN ISO 3744:2010, EN 13001-1, EN 12644-1, EN 60204-32, EN 13586, EN ISO 11201, ISO 3744:2010, ISO 11202:2010, EN ISO 11203:2009, IEC 60204-32, EN 614-1, EN 349, ISO 13849-1, EN 13135, EN 12077-2, EN 894-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 13155, EN 1991-3, ISO 12480-1, IEC 61000-6-2, EN 14985, EN 14439, ISO 7752-4, EN 14492–1, ISO/TR 11688-2, EN 14502–2, EN 13852-1, ISO 9926-1, 2006/42/EC, ISO 15513, EN 14502–1, EN 12999, ISO 11660-5, EN ISO 11688-2, EN 61000-6-2, EN 12644-2, EN 755, EN 13852–2, ISO 12482, EN 13000
International RelationshipsEN 16851:2017
Draft Superseded By15/30296047 DC
DescriptorsSafety measures, Lifting equipment, Health and safety requirements, Testing, Cranes
Title in FrenchAppareils de levage à charge suspendue. Systèmes de grue légère
Title in GermanKrane. Leichtkransysteme
ISBN978 0 580 85598 6
File Size2.375 MB

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