SS 559-1:2022

Code of practice for tower cranes – Part 1 : General


SS 559-1 establishes required practices for the safe use of cranes, including safe systems of work, management, planning, selection, erection and dismantling, operation and maintenance of cranes and the selection of crane operators, riggers and signalmen.

It does not cover manually operated (non-powered) cranes, cranes in which at least one of its motions is manually operated and cranes mounted on water-borne vessels, except in those circumstances where a land-based crane is temporarily affixed to a vessel.




Status Current
Edition 2022
No. of Pages 30
ICS Classification 53.020.20 Cranes
Committee Quality and Safety Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption ISO 12480-1 : 1997 MOD