The operation and maintenance of bridge access gantries and runways (Second edition) (PDF)

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Bridge gantries, whether used for access or for works, can be a cause of real danger.
Despite considerable efforts to improve design, manufacture and management of gantries, failures have still occurred, and have resulted in fatalities and serious injury.

The operation and maintenance of bridge access gantries and runways (Second edition) (PDF)

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Bridge gantries, whether used for access or for works, can be a cause of real danger.
Despite considerable efforts to improve design, manufacture and management of gantries, failures have still occurred, and have resulted in fatalities and serious injury.

Gantries are complex machines as well as major structures.
Complexity of design can increase the opportunities for error and complex operational procedures can lead to misunderstanding and mistakes.
Gantries often have substantial electronic control gear and all parts are required to operate safely in very severe environments.
The design of gantries is a specialist business and the work should not be undertaken lightly.

This latest edition of the guide builds on the industry's experience following the publication of the first edition.
It provides best practice guidance to all parties involved in the management of works of inspection, maintenance, refurbishment and strengthening of bridges where travelling gantries are to be employed.
This guide is relevant to bridge owners, bridge operators, contractors undertaking works on bridges and their specialist subcontractors, utility companies working on bridges and their contractors and inspecting and testing houses.
Furthermore the guide is commended to designers considering the performance, function, serviceability, and maintenance of new or replacement gantries.

All gantries require the same standard of operational safety, management responsibility, and performance.
This guide makes no distinction between permanently installed gantries, gantries which are moved from bridge to bridge, or temporary gantries - the same standards apply to all.

Those who manage gantries are responsible for the safety of those who use them.
It is considered vital that procedures are properly thought through, understood and followed, that vigilance is not relaxed and that changes are not made without detailed analysis of all the risks involved.

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Format PDF
ISBN 978 1 906335 00 7
Number of pages 80
Publication date October 2007
Publisher IStructE Ltd