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ASME B30.15 1973 Edition, January 1, 1973
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Superseded By: ASME B30.5
Mobile Hydraulic Cranes
Additional Comments: CNCL S/S BY ASME B30.5
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This Standard applies to the construction, installation, inspection, maintenance, and operation of jacks; power operated cranes; crane runways; power operated and manually operated derricks and hoists; power operated overhead hoists and their runways; and slings.

This Standard does not apply to any crane, derrick, or hoist having a maximum rated capacity of one ton or less, or to railway or automobile wrecking cranes, skip hoists, hoist-like units used for horizontal pulling only, mine hoists, conveyors, or to shovels, drag line excavators or back hoes, or to equipment within the scope of American National Standards Committee A92 Mobile Scaffolds, Towers and Platforms. Within the above limitations this Standard also shall be applied to cranes, derricks and hoists used on construction work.

Purpose

This standard is designed (1) to guard against and minimize injury to workers and otherwise provide for the protection of life, limb, and property by prescribing minimum safety requirements, (2) to provide direction to owners, employers, supervisors and others concerned with, or responsible for, its application, and (3) to guide governments and other regulatory bodies· in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives.