PART 3Tackle (continued)
DIVISION 1Cargo Gear (continued)
Category 4 Lifting Appliances Onshore or on Restricted Vessels (continued)
Use of Lifting Appliances
344 The operator of a category 4 lifting appliance shall not use it to lift
(a) a load that exceeds the maximum load with which it was tested in accordance with subsection 6(2) of Schedule 4; or
(b) a load at a radius greater than the maximum radius at which it was tested in accordance with subsection 6(2) of Schedule 4.
345 A durable placard that sets out the following in clearly legible letters and figures shall be securely fixed to a category 4 lifting appliance’s cab in a location easily visible to an operator seated at the control position:
(a) the load radius chart for the safe working load of the appliance;
(b) the appliance’s model number and serial number;
(c) the length of the appliance’s boom; and
(d) any conditions specified by the manufacturer.
Inspection and Maintenance
(2) The requirements of clauses 4.1 to 4.3, 4.5 and 4.6 of the Safety Code on Mobile Cranes shall be met in respect of mobile cranes.
Mechanical, Electrical, Gearing, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
347 The mechanical, electrical, gearing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems that are part of a lifting appliance shall
(a) meet design standards at least equivalent to
(i) if the lifting appliance is operated on board a foreign vessel, design standards approved by the government of the state whose flag the vessel is entitled to fly,
(ii) if the lifting appliance is operated onshore or on a restricted vessel, those set out in
(iii) in any other case, the regulations, rules or codes of a classification society; and
(b) be suitably protected or constructed for the environment in which they are likely to be used.
(a) it is free from patent defects;
(b) it is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations;
(c) it is made of one continuous length;
(d) in the case of wire rope, it meets the requirements of sections 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 of Safety and Health in Ports; and
(e) in the case of wire rope that has a splice in it and is used in the raising or lowering of a load that could rotate, the splice prevents the lay of the wire from opening.
(2) Wire clips shall not be used to form a terminal joint in a wire rope unless the rope is used in standing gear and the clips are fitted in accordance with their manufacturer’s recommendations.
(3) Wire rope shall not be used on a category 1 lifting appliance, a mobile crane on a vessel or a category 5 lifting appliance installed on a vessel if the rope is
(a) anti-rotation or torqueless left-handed laid wire rope of 4 × 29 construction with strands composed of one core wire, seven inner wires, seven filler wires and 14 outer wires, if the core wire or the inner wires have a greater diameter than that of the outer wires; or
(b) of essentially the same design as the rope described in paragraph (a).
(4) Rope made of fibre interspersed with wire strand shall not be used on the main hoist of a lifting appliance.
Thread Diameter of Sheaves
(2) Despite subsection (1), if the manufacturer of the rope has recommended a thread diameter of a sheave that is greater than that required by subsection (1), the thread diameter of the sheave shall be not less than that recommended by the manufacturer.
(2) Pallets that are used in conjunction with bar bridles shall have a lip of at least 75 mm.
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
351 Mobile elevating work platforms that are not lifting appliances shall meet the requirements of any regulations of the province in which they are being operated.
(2) The mass of the truck and of any counterweights, as well as their total mass, shall be marked on a forklift truck in a readily visible location.
Wrought Iron Loose Gear
353 Loose gear made of wrought iron shall not be used.
(2) Webbing slings shall not be repaired.
Structural and Control Safety Measures
Eliminating the Possibility of Dangerous Contact
355 (1) Chain and friction drives, cog wheels, electric conductors, gearing, motors, shafting, sheaves and steam pipes that are part of cargo gear shall be covered, shielded, fenced, enclosed or otherwise protected by covers or casings, barriers, guardrails, screens, mats or platforms to eliminate the possibility of dangerous contact by persons or objects.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of parts that are, by their position or construction, as safe as if they were protected as required by that subsection.
Reducing Risk of Accidental Descent
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1),
(a) the lever that is used to raise or lower the load shall
(b) a lever that controls the link motion reversing gear of a crane or winch shall be provided with a spring or other locking arrangement; and
(c) the motion of the slew control and the resultant direction of the slew shall be consistent.
Use of Lifting Appliances with Limit Switches
(2) Limit switches shall not be left in the by-pass condition when the appliance is in operation.
Equipment for Lifting Appliances
(2) A lifting appliance’s machinery shall have a means for promptly cutting off its power in the event of an emergency.
(3) A category 2 lifting appliance shall have
(4) If wind speed is a limiting condition for the use of a lifting appliance, the appliance shall have an anemometer that
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