EN 16851:2017/FprA1

Cranes - Light crane systems

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CEN/TC 147 Cranes - Safety

European Norm

53.020.20   Cranes


This document applies to:
- light crane systems, either suspended or free-standing systems, where the rated capacity of any single lifting device is 4 t or less;
- pillar and wall-mounted jib cranes, without an operator's cabin, and whose rated capacity is 10 t or less and the maximum slew radius of the load is 5 m or less.
NOTE For illustration of crane types, see Annex B.
Cranes not falling into the scope of this document should be covered either by another product specific crane standard, e.g. EN 15011 (regarding light crane and free-standing systems) or EN 14985 (regarding jib cranes) or by a combination of horizontal, subject specific crane standards, see Annex D.
This document is applicable to cranes and crane systems, whose structures are made of steel or aluminium, excluding aluminium structures containing welded joints.
This document gives requirements for all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to cranes, when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
The specific hazards due to potentially explosive atmospheres, ionizing radiation, operation in electro-magnetic fields beyond the range of EN 61000-6-2 and operation in pharmacy or food industry are not covered by this document.
This document does not include requirements for the lifting of persons.
This document is applicable to cranes, which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN of this European Standard.

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)

Life cycle


EN 16851:2017


EN 16851:2017/FprA1
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
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