BS 7212:2006 pdf download – Code of practice for the safe use of construction hoists
3.3 base frame part of a hoist that provides support for the mast and elevating assembly
3.4 buffer resilient stop at the end of the travel of a hoist, comprising a means of arresting the movement of the hoist NOTE Buffers usually operate by means of fluid dampers or springs.
3.5 competent person person who is deemed to be competent and has such practical and theoretical knowledge and such experience of the construction hoist and its equipment as are necessary to carry out specific duties and responsibilities
3.6 demonstrator person trained, and authorized by the appointed person (supplier), to demonstrate the controls and functions of the hoist to trained operators
3.7 drop test test in which a hoist cage or platform is allowed to free fall in order to check the correct functioning of the overspeed safety device
3.8 erection load maximum load permitted on the cage or platform of the hoist during the erection process, as specified by the hoist manufacturer
NOTE This is normally less than the rated load for the hoist.
3.9 erection supervisor trained person, authorized by the appointed person (supplier), who is responsible for the erection, modification and dismantling of hoists and who is on site at all times that such work is taking place
NOTE Also known in the industry as a “first man” or “lead erector”.
3.10 erector trained person, authorized by the appointed person (supplier), who carries out the erection, modification and dismantling of hoists under the direction of the erection supervisor 3.11 guides parts of the mast which provide guiding for the hoist cage or platform
3.12 hoistway total space which is travelled by a hoist cage or platform
3.13 in service condition of a hoist in which the cage or platform (laden or unladen) is in a position other than at the lowest landing level, or in which the cage or platform is at the lowest landing level and laden
3.14 landing area in a building or construction intended for loading and unloading the cage or platform of a hoist and to and from which persons can enter and leave the hoist
3.15 mast structure that supports and guides the hoist cage or platform (and the counterweight when provided) outside of the mast structure
3.16 mast tie anchorage system used to provide lateral restraint to the mast, anchored to the building or other structure
3.17 operator trained person, authorized by the appointed person (user), who operates the hoist controls during its intended use 3.18 out of service condition of a hoist in which the cage or platform is at the lowest landing level and unladen
3.19 oversail unsupported section of the mast above the top tie 3.20 overspeeding travelling at a speed above the rated speed
3.21 overspeed safety device mechanical device for stopping, and holding stationary on the guides, the hoist cage or platform in the case of overspeeding
3.22 passenger person transported by a hoist NOTE This includes the driver of the hoist.
3.23 rated load maximum load a hoist cage or platform has been designed to carry in normal operation
3.24 rated speed maximum travel speed of the cage or platform at which the hoist has been designed to run
3.25 standoff distance horizontal distance between the landing side of the gate or barrier and any travelling part of the hoist in normal operation
NOTE “Standoff distance” is the term used in the UK. This is referred to as “safety distance” in BS EN 12158-1 and BS EN 12159.
3.26 terminal stopping switch switch, or combination of switches, arranged to bring the hoist cage or platform to rest automatically at or near a terminal landing, independently of the functioning of the operating control device
3.27 ultimate limit switch emergency switch arranged to stop the hoist automatically, in the event of the cage or platform travelling a predetermined distance beyond a terminal landing
3.28 user organization body that procures a hoist and is responsible for its use