HAMMERHEAD TOWER CRANES
|Publication Date:||1 January 1975|
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of jacks; power operated cranes, monorails and crane runways; power operated and manually operated derricks and hoists; lifting hooks and slings, and cableways. This Standard does not apply to track and automotive jacks, railway or automobile wrecking cranes, shipboard cranes, shipboard cargo handling equipment, well drilling derricks, skip hoists, mine hoists, truck body hoists, car or barge pullers, lever operated pulling devices, conveyors, excavating equipment nor to equipment coming within the scope of the following American National Standards Committees: A10, A17, A90, A92, Al13, Al20, 856 and 877.
This Standard is designed ( 1) to guard against and minimize injury to workers and otherwise provide for the protection of life, limb, and property by prescribing minimum safety requirements, (2) to provide direction to owners, employers, supervisors and others concerned with, or responsible for, its application and (3) to guide governments and other regulatory bodies in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives.