GERMAN RULES ON RIGGING

VBG

The "Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Administrative Sector"

These folks originated the BGV-C1 standards for hoists

DGUV

This is the organization that took over these rules from VBG

English Page

VBG - Document

This is an English version of a document about Overhead Loads

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Hoist Magazine Article

This covers the history of BGV C1 pretty well, though the BGV C1 standard has since been transferred to another organization

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