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This European Standard is applicable to the design, construction, installation of safety devices, information for use, maintenance and testing of mobile cranes as defined in ISO 4306-2 with the exception of loader cranes (see 3.1.1 of EN 12999:2002). Examples of mobile crane types and of their major parts are given in annex A and B. This standard does not cover hazards related to the lifting of persons. Mobile cranes covered by this European Standard are designed for a limited number of stress cycles and particular properties of motions, e. g. smooth application of the driving forces and loading conditions according to ISO 4301-2: group A1. For a duty cycle such as grab, magnet or similar work, additional provisions are required which are outside the scope of this European Standard. The hazards covered by this European Standard are identified by annex C. This document is not applicable to mobile cranes which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.