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BS 7121-2-1:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes. Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination

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Publication Details

Details: A4, 50 pages.

Publication date: 30/11/2012

Publisher: BSI

ISBN: 9780580777455

Publication Status: Active

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BS 7121-2-1:2012 Code of practice for the safe use of cranes - Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination – General

BS 7121-2-1:2012 gives general recommendations for the pre-use checks, in-service inspection, maintenance, thorough examination (following installation, in service and following exceptional circumstances) and supplementary testing of cranes and associated equipment, including gantries, runways and other supporting structures.

BS 7121-2-1:2012 is also applicable to hoists, derricks, telehandlers, fork lift trucks and excavators when used to lift suspended loads. For the purposes of this standard all these are included under the term “cranes”.

Contents for BS 7121-2-1:2012 includes:

  • Foreword
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • General
  • Personnel carrying out pre-use checks, in-service inspections, maintenance and thorough examinations
  • Pre-use checks and in-service inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Thorough examinations
  • Pre-use checks, in-service inspections and thorough examination for cranes that have not been in use for an extended period of time
  • Supplementary tests in support of thorough examination and for other purposes
  • Data logging and condition monitoring systems
  • Additional recommendations for cranes for lifting persons and for personnel carriers (suspended baskets)
  • Personal fall protection equipment
  • Assessment of wire rope condition and discard criteria
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