(a) Equipment that has had modifications or additions which affect the safe operation of the equipment (such as modifications or additions involving a safety device or operational aid, critical part of a control system, power plant, braking system, load sustaining structural components, load hook, or in-use operating mechanism) or capacity shall be inspected by a certificating agency after such modifications/additions have been completed, prior to initial use. The inspection shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) The inspection shall assure that the modifications or additions have been done in accordance with the approval obtained pursuant to Section 1610.6 (Equipment Modifications).
(2) The inspection shall include functional testing of the equipment.
Exception: These inspections may be performed by a qualified person for cranes not exceeding 3 tons rated capacity.
(b) Equipment shall not be used until an inspection under this section demonstrates that the requirements of subsection (a)(1) have been met.
(c) In the case of major modifications or repairs to important structural components, cranes shall be proof load tested in accordance with GISO Section 5022 before being returned to service.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 7-7-2011; operative 7-7-2011. Exempt from OAL review pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2011, No. 27).