BS 5974:2017 pdf download

BS 5974:2017 pdf download

BS 5974:2017 pdf download.Planning, design, setting up and use of temporary suspended access equipment — Code of practice
1 Scope
This British Standard gives recommendations for the selection, design, installation, inspection, thorough examination, use and maintenance of temporary installed suspended access equipment/ systems (TSAE), as defined in BS EN 1808. Non‑standard installations are covered by this British Standard. Steeplejacks and steeplejack operations are not covered by this British Standard. This British Standard is not applicable to permanently installed suspended access equipment which are covered by BS 6037‑1. Requirements for slung scaffolds, being TSPs on scaffold tubes or wire ropes, but which cannot be raised or lowered by the user, are given in BS EN 12811‑1. NOTE 1 BS EN 1808 specifies the design and construction requirements relating to the safety of suspended access equipment and is a harmonized standard supporting the provisions of the Machinery Directive [7]. BS EN 1808 is not retrospective and therefore does not relate to equipment manufactured before its introduction in 1999. NOTE 2 Systems made up of equipment/components designed, supplied and taken into service prior to the existence of harmonized standards are recommended to be in accordance with the British Standards in force at the time of the equipment’s manufacture and this British Standard.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
BS 4444, Guide to electrical earth monitoring and protective conductor proving
BS 7375, Distribution of electricity on construction and demolition sites — Code of practice
BS 7671, Requirements for electrical installations — IET Wiring Regulations — Seventeenth edition
BS 7883, Code of practice for the design, selection, installation, use and maintenance of anchor devices conforming to BS EN 795
5.2 Organizational arrangements
The user organization has overall responsibility for the management of the installation, including operation and maintenance and any modification and the eventual dismantling of the TSAE. The user organization should include details of all expected trades and activities in the information provided to the supplier organization. NOTE 1 The user organization might be the principal contractor on a construction site, the site management on an industrial site or office building or a subcontractor. Persons not directly employed by the user organization might be authorized to use the TSAE. NOTE 2 A specialist company usually supplies the TSAE. The user organization should obtain specialist knowledge and experience from the TSAE supplier when installing, modifying and dismantling TSAE. NOTE 3 It might be useful (in order to ensure clear lines of communication) for the two principal organizations to each appoint one person, the “user?appointed person” and the “supplier?appointed person”, respectively, with t he responsibilities set out in 6.2 and 6.3.