Cranes and Lifting Safety. Four Corners Safety Network Presentation. Construction in Oil and Gas. Code of Federal Regulations 1926.1400 Standard ( New 2010 ) 1926.1427 Standard Licensing and Qualifications 1917.45 Cranes and Derricks 1960.59 Training of Employees
Four Corners Safety Network Presentation
Code of Federal Regulations
This new standard applies to power-operated equipment, when used in construction, that can hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load.
(Very Broad Scope)
(29 CFR 1926)
29 CFR 1926
(29 CFR 1910)
It would be a Good Safety Practice to use this standard when ever it may apply.
(because it makes good sense)
Qualified Person - means a person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.
Shift inspection. OSHA no longer has a daily inspection; they now call it a shift inspection. It must done by a competent person. This inspection has minimum requirements.
Annual/Comprehensive--This inspection must be performed by a qualified person and must be documented. Disassembly is required, as necessary, to complete this inspection. To see the full list of items to be inspected by individual item please review the appropriate standard for the piece of equipment being inspected.
As before, the crane inspector is responsible to inspect the crane based on knowledge, experience, manufacturer’s guidelines, and the regulations for the specific type of crane being inspected. Inspectors must all know their individual limitations and also be able to discern whether they fit the category of a qualified person for a specific type of crane. i.e.
Once you have a completed inspection you must follow through with correcting deficiencies. Deficiencies must be repaired in a timely fashion.
3. If using third party, do they have trained certified inspectors. Can you verify? Yes ask for credentials or background paperwork.
You are responsible for information even though you hired someone else to perform inspections.
This section applies to anything that meets the above interpretation.
Please read section carefully for information that applies to your situation.
Be proactive and not reactive. Cranes and lifting safety should be a priority in your organization. The upfront costs to be in compliance are minimal compared to hurting someone or getting fined by a regulatory agency.