OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES (TOP RUNNING BRIDGE, SINGLE GIRDER, UNDERHUNG HOIST)
|Publication Date:||1 January 1980|
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: AIO, Al7, A90, A92, Al20, B20, B56, and Jr/7.
This standard is designed (I) 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.