RECOMMENDED MINIMUM SAFETY FEATURES FOR CONTAINER YARD EQUIPMENT
24 April 2017
Intended for use both by users and suppliers of yard equipment, this Recommended
Minimum Safety Features for Container Yard Equipment therefore sets out to provide
baseline recommendations for minimum safety features that should be included on the
various types of container yard equipment, to help reduce injuries and damage and enable
better risk management.
The document covers all of the major types of manual and automated container yard
equipment, including RTGs (rubber tyred gantry cranes), RMGs (rail mounted gantry
cranes), ASCs (automated stacking crane), AGVs (automated guided vehicles), lift trucks,
reach stackers and terminal tractors/yard vehicles.
These recommendations do not carry any force of law, and are independent of the various
local, national and international regulatory regimes on the safe design, manufacture,
specification and operation of the various yard equipment types, which must also be