EN 13852-3:2021

Cranes - Offshore cranes - Part 3: Light offshore cranes EN 13852-3:2021

Publication date:   Jun 15, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 24, 2021


CEN/TC 147 Cranes - Safety

European Norm

47.020.40   Lifting and cargo handling equipment | 53.020.20   Cranes



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This document applies to light offshore cranes including their supporting pedestals and structures.
NOTE Supporting pedestal and structures such as columns and boom rests, are covered by this document to the extent where their main purpose is to support the crane.
This document is applicable to light offshore cranes, whose structures are made of steel, and fulfil all of the following characteristics:
- maximum rated capacity 15 tonnes or maximum static load moment 3 000 kNm;
- limitation for off-board lifting operation up to Hs = 2,0 m and wind speed 15 m/s (3 s gust);
- maximum number of working cycles class U1 (C ≤ 3,15 × 104) according to EN 13001-1.
This document provides requirements for all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to light offshore cranes for lifting of goods and lifting of persons, when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the risk assessment (see Clause 4).
This document is applicable to light offshore cranes, which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN of this document.
This document is not applicable for:
a) transportation, assembly, disabling, scrapping, installation or erecting of the crane;
b) any item attached to the hook, such as loads, non-fixed load lifting attachments, lifting accessories, baskets, carriers and containers;
c) lifting operations in ambient temperatures below −20 °C;
d) lifting operations in ambient temperatures above 45 °C;
e) lifting operations involving more than one crane;
f) accidental loads as result of collisions, earthquakes, explosions, etc., which are not covered by exceptional loads defined in Table B.7;
g) emergency personnel rescue operations (except training);
h) subsea lifting operations;
i) general purpose offshore cranes (covered by EN 13852-1), floating cranes and motion compensated cranes.

Related legislation

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)


Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)


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EN 13852-3:2021
60.60 Standard published
Mar 24, 2021