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BS 7121-4:2010

BS 7121-4:2010 Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Lorry loaders

Details: A4, 102 pages.

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Publication date: 28/02/2010

Publisher: British Standards Institute (BSI)

ISBN: 9780580536229

Publication Status: Active


BS 7121-4:2010 Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Lorry loaders

BS 7121-4 gives recommendations for the safe use of lorry loaders. A lorry loader is a commercial vehicle or trailer, fitted with a loader crane, which normally has a load-carrying capability.

BS 7121-4 includes guidance on:

  • Management
  • Selection of equipment
  • Selection and training of personnel
  • Procedures and precautions
  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Examination.

BS 7121-4 should be used in conjunction with BS 7121-2, which provides general guidance on the inspection, testing and examination of all types of cranes.

This version of BS 7121-4 replaces BS 7121-4:1997, which is now withdrawn.

Contents of BS 7121-4:
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Management of the lifting operation
5 Contract lift or lorry loader hire
6 Planning of the lifting operation
7 Selection and duties of personnel
8 Minimum attributes of personnel
9 Selection of lorry loaders
10 Safety
11 Lorry loader documentation
12 Siting of the lorry loader
13 Maintenance and inspection
14 Operating conditions
15 Weather conditions
16 Slinging and handling of loads
17 Thorough examination including testing
18 Special applications of lorry loaders
19 Special attachments
Annex A (normative) Training of appointed persons for lorry loader operations
Annex B (normative) Training of lorry loader operators and slingers
Annex C (informative) Background to the BS 7121 series
Annex D (informative) Beaufort scale
Annex E (informative) Lorry loader pre-use check sheet
Annex F (normative) Radio communication for lifting operations
List of figures
List of tables