BS 7121-3:2017+A1:2019- TC Tracked Changes. Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Mobile cranes

BS 7121-3:2017+A1:2019 - TC

Tracked Changes. Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Mobile cranes

Status : Current   Published : November 2019


What is a tracked changes standard?

A tracked changes version of a Standard indicates the changes made, during the standards revision process, between the active standard and its previous version. Additions, deletions, and other formatting and/or content revisions are clearly displayed as underlined and strikethrough texts, ensuring all changes made between the two documents are quickly and easily identified. This version of the standard includes both a copy of the new standard, along with a track changes version.

What is this standard about?

It provides recommendations for the safe use of mobile cranes that are used for a wide variety of lifting operations in numerous locations. 

Who is this standard for?

It will be actively used by anyone planning and carrying out lifting operations with mobile cranes in the UK and applies to all UK mobile crane users, owners and operators.

Why should you use this standard?

It provides recommendations for dealing with the hazards caused by mobility and the diversity of locations of mobile crane lifting operations. It also supplies in depth guidance on complying with the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and is used by both the Health and Safety Executive and the courts as an indication of good practice.

What’s changed since the last update?

The use of mobile cranes has changed significantly since this standard was first published in 2000 and since then, its companion standards have also been revised:

  • BS 7121-1: Code of practice for the safe use of cranes. General
  • BS 7121-2 series: Code of practice for the safe use of cranes. Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination

There have also been some significant changes to how risk based planning is applied. Specifically, the 2017 version of BS 7121-3 includes: 

  • Additional requirements for multiple lifting
  • Additional detail on ground conditions and the loads imposed on the ground by mobile cranes
  • Layout revisions which group planning issues together and improve readability

NOTE: This standard is intended to be used in conjunction with BS 7121-1:2016 which gives general recommendations for all types of cranes and BS 7121-2:2012 which gives general guidance on inspection, testing and examination of all types of cranes.

Standard NumberBS 7121-3:2017+A1:2019 - TC
TitleTracked Changes. Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Mobile cranes
Publication Date19 November 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 7121-2-3:2012, BS 7121-2-1:2012, BS 7121-1:2016, BS 7121-2, BS EN 14502-1, BS 7671
Informative References(Provided for Information)Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994, ISO 4301, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Work at Height Regulations 2005, ISO 12480-1, Air Navigation Order 2000, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, BS EN 13586, Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, BS 2573-1, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, BS EN 14502-2, PD 5304, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998, BS 8437, Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995, BS EN 62305-1, Road Traffic Act 1991, The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, BS EN 13155, BS 6187, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, BS ISO 11660-2, Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003, BS EN 13000:2010+A1:2014
DescriptorsEquipment safety, Occupational safety, Lifting equipment, Construction workers, Mobile cranes, Safety measures, Accident prevention, Cranes, Materials handling operations
File Size6.881 MB

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