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prБДС EN 13852-1:2023

Cranes - Offshore cranes - Part 1: General-purpose offshore cranes

General information

45.99     Jun 8, 2023

50.20    Aug 3, 2023



European Standard

47.020.40     53.020.20  


This document applies to general purpose offshore cranes including their supporting pedestals and structures.
This document is applicable to general purpose offshore cranes, whose structures are made of steel.
This document provides requirements for all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to general purpose offshore cranes, for lifting of goods and lifting of persons, when used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the risk assessment (see Clause 4).
This document is applicable to general purpose offshore cranes, which are manufactured after the date of approval by CEN of this document.
This document is not applicable for:
a) transportation, assembly, disabling, scrapping, installation or erecting of the crane;
b) any item attached to the hook, such as loads, non-fixed load lifting attachments, lifting accessories, baskets, carriers and containers;
c) lifting operations in ambient temperatures below - 20 °C;
d) lifting operations in ambient temperatures above 45 °C;
e) accidental loads as result of collisions, earthquakes, explosions, etc., which are not covered by exceptional loads defined in Table B.7 ;
f) floating cranes (covered by EN13852-2), light offshore cranes (covered by FprEN13852-3) and 2D/3D motion compensated cranes;
g) subsea lifting operations;
h) lifting operations involving more than one crane;
i) emergency rescue operations (except training).

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Directive 2014/34/EU Of The European Parliament And Of The Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)

Life cycle


БДС EN 13852-1:2013


prБДС EN 13852-1:2023
45.99 Dispatch of FV draft to CCMC
Jun 8, 2023

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Adopted from FprEN 13852-1