This European Standard specifies the requirements for general-purpose offshore cranes including their supporting pedestals or structures.
The standard is applicable to general-purpose offshore cranes covered by the scope of this European Standard which are manufactured after the date of its publication as EN.
This European Standard is not applicable to general-purpose offshore cranes which are manufactured before the date of its publication as an EN.
This European Standard does not cover use of - or hazards relating to the following:
a) fabrication, transportation, assembly, dismantling, disabling, scrapping or changing the configuration of the crane;
b) lifting accessories, i.e. any item between the hook and the load;
c) minimum design temperature below −20 °C;
d) operations at an ambient temperature above 45 °C;
NOTE: For equipment designed for operation in explosive atmospheres, the normal ambient temperature range is −20 °C to +40 °C, unless otherwise specified and marked. See Annex O and relevant standards indicated for complete information.
e) lifting operations involving more than one crane;
f) accidental loads due to collisions;
g) hand powered cranes and other cranes with a rated capacity less than 2 t or outreach less than 8 m;
h) emergency rescue operations; (except training)
i) subsea lifting operations.
The significant hazards covered by this European standard are identified in Clause 4.
This European Standard includes requirements for the lifting of personnel by a general-purpose offshore crane.