This European Standard applies to electrically or hydraulically powered slewing jib cranes mounted in one position or free to travel on horizontal rails. It does not apply to wall mounted, pillar, derrick, railway, tower or workshop jib cranes. This European Standard is not applicable to erection, dismantling operations, or changing the configuration of the crane.
This European Standard gives requirements for all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to slewing jib cranes, when used as intended and under conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
The specific hazards due to potentially explosive atmospheres, ionising radiation, and operation in electromagnetic fields beyond the range of EN 61000-6-2 are not covered by this European Standard.
This European Standard does not include requirements for the lifting of persons.
This European Standard is applicable to slewing jib cranes, which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN of this European Standard.