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The National Standards Authority of Ireland is proud to announce a comprehensive revision of I.S. 360 - Code of Practice: Safe use of cranes in the construction industry - Part 1: General.

I.S. 360:2019 is the second edition of I.S. 360 which was originally published 2004. This second edition takes into account advances in technology, changes in construction practices, and the introduction of occupational health and safety legislation.

The NSAI Cranes Safety Technical Committee (TC), NSAI/TC 33, who drafted this revision of I.S. 360, consists of construction industry, union and Health and Safety Authority (HSA) representatives as well as inspection, assessment and crane hire associations and private consultants.

This revised Irish Standard addresses the use of commonly used crane types, in particular mobile cranes, truck mounted cranes, telescopic handlers fitted with a hoist and/or hook used for lifting and mobile knuckle boom cranes. 

It specifies the requirements for the safe use of cranes and its provisions include the planning and management of lifts, selection of competent people, erection/dismantling, maintenance, operating, weather conditions and special applications associated with the use of cranes.

While this revised Irish Standard deals with the general use of cranes engaged in construction activities it may also be applicable in other industries where lifting operations take place with cranes but which may not specifically be construction related, for example, the use of cranes in other of workplaces such as factories.

The code does not cover tower cranes and self-erecting cranes which are dealt with in I.S. 361:2013 - Code of practice for the safe use of tower cranes and Self-erecting cranes.

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