This European Standard specifies the requirements for general-purpose offshore cranes including their supporting pedestals or structures and lifting of personnel.
The standard applies to cranes manufactured after the date of issue.
This European Standard does not cover the hazards involved with or the use of the following:
a) fabrication, transportation, assembly, dismantling, disabling, scrapping or changing the configuration of the crane;
b) lifting accessories, i.e. any item between the hook and the load;
c) design temperature below – 40°C;
d) operations at an ambient temperature above 40°C;
e) lifting operations involving more than one crane;
f) accidental loads due to collisions;
g) hand powered cranes and other cranes with a rated capacity less than 2 t or outreach less than 8 meters
h) rescue operations;
i) subsea lifting operations.
The significant hazards covered by this European standard are identified in Clause 4.
Where National Authorities permit the use of general-purpose offshore crane for the lifting of personnel, the crane would at least need to fulfil the requirements of this standard.
Legislation related to this standard
Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)
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