Draft Details

Designation:CSA Z150.3
Review start date:Aug 4, 2017
Review end date:Aug 25, 2017
Contact email:tarsem.suri(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope


This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of articulating boom cranes.

Note: In this Standard, the terms “articulating boom crane” and “crane” have the same meaning.


This Standard applies to the following types of cranes:

(a)   commercial truck or trailer mounted cranes (see Figures A.1 to A.4);

(b)   stationary cranes; and

(c)   mobile cranes.


This Standard applies to cranes that

(a)   are mounted on a fixed or mobile base;

(b)   lift, swing, and lower loads at various radii by means of an articulating boom (that can also telescope), and which can be equipped with a load hoist mechanism;

(c)   use an engine(s) or motor(s) of sufficient power to

(i)    perform the load handling functions described in Item (b); and

(ii)where applicable, propel a rolling base on a trailer; and

(d)   use hooks or load handling devices for hoisting or lifting.


This Standard does not apply to

(a)mobile cranes covered by CSA Z150;

(b)cranes with booms that do not articulate;

(c)   hydraulic and cable‑operated excavating equipment such as power shovels and backhoes;

(d)   cranes with booms constructed of non-conductive materials and vehicle-mounted aerial devices (see CAN/CSA-C225);

(e)   cranes designed primarily for personnel baskets, platforms, ladders, etc., as opposed to material handling;

(f)    cranes used in forestry and logging applications;

(g)   scrap handlers;

(h)   cranes mounted on a ship or boat;

(i)    concrete pumper trucks (see CAN/CSA-Z151);

(j)    self-propelled elevating work platforms (see CAN/CSA-B354.1, CAN/CSA-B354.2, and
CAN/CSA-B354.4); and

(k)   lift (forklift) trucks equipped with booms (CSA B335).




In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.


The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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