for the safe use of tower cranes & self-erecting cranes
Irish Standard 361 was drafted by the NSAI Committee on the Safety of Cranes, in consultation with various organizations. Contact NSAI Committee on the Safety of Cranes
Scope of this Irish standardThis Irish Standard specifies requirements for the safe use of tower cranes, including self-erecting tower cranes.
Subjects covered include selection of tower cranes, planning the installation (including site specific design work, e.g. base and ties), erection, extension (including climbing), maintenance, operation, and dismantling.
National legislation for construction safety places duties on clients, designers, project supervisors for the design process and construction stages, and contractors to give proper consideration, in the performance of their roles, to the use of cranes.
Note: Whilst this Irish Standard deals with tower and self-erecting cranes engaged in construction activities, parts of it are also applicable to the use of such cranes in other types of workplaces such as factories, where duties relating to safe use, provision of safe equipment, maintenance and periodic examination, training and supervision, will lie with the employer. Similarly, those responsible for crane erection/dismantling will be responsible for appropriate Risk Assessments and Method Statements, and use of correct procedures, to cover those activities.