BS 7212:2016 Code of practice for the safe use of construction hoists

BS 7212:2016

Code of practice for the safe use of construction hoists

Status : Current, Under review   Published : January 2016



What is this standard about?

BS 7212 gives recommendations and guidance on the installation, maintenance and operation of construction hoists, including hoistway protection. 

Who is this standard for?

Anyone involved in the provision, installation, use, inspection, maintenance and dismantling of construction hoists. This will include:

  • Hoist owners and their employees
  • Hoist users (construction companies) and their employees
  • Installation personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Competent persons carrying out statutory thorough examinations• Enforcing authorities (HSE and local authorities)

Why should you use this standard? 

It includes recommendations and guidance on erection, alteration and dismantling of hoists and also sets out the responsibilities of varying parties. How to manage the use of hoists is also covered, to help ensure safe practices are carried out, protecting both construction workers and the general public. 

What’s changed since the last update?

This revision includes a number of safety updates and best practice guidance, following on from industry developments, regulatory requirements and Health and Safety Executive endorsements. 

Specific safety concerns addressed in the revised BS 7212 include:

  • Transportation of scaffolding
  • Additional requirements for transport platforms
  • Requirements for dual operating positions of goods hoists 
  • The continued use of rope drive hoists
  • Expansion of requirements for competence and training of hoist installers and operators
  • Additional requirements for gate interlocking, plus landing and hoistway protection

Standard NumberBS 7212:2016
TitleCode of practice for the safe use of construction hoists
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 January 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 5975:2008+A1:2011, BS EN 12158-2, BS EN 12159, BS EN 12158-1, prEN 16719:2014, BS 7671
Informative References(Provided for Information)(LOLER) 1998, ISO 9712:2012, BS EN ISO 9712, Safe use of work equipment. Provision and Use of Work, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, Work at Height Regulations 2005, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, (PUWER) 1998, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Equipment Regulations 1998, Safe use of lifting equipment. Lifting Operations and, BS ISO 4309:2017
ReplacesBS 7212:2006
Draft Superseded By15/30320228 DC
DescriptorsLifting equipment, Safety measures, Passenger hoists, Legislation, Construction equipment, Erecting (construction operation), Materials handling equipment, Hoists, Maintenance, Construction workers, Goods hoists, Lifting, Selection, Occupational safety, Health and safety requirements, Siting, Personnel, Mobile, Inspection, Building sites
ISBN978 0 580 89552 4
File Size1.003 MB

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