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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 4. General Mobile Equipment and Auxiliaries
Article 24. Elevating Work Platforms and Aerial Devices
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§3640. Maintenance and Repairs.

(a) Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs:

(1) Inspection, maintenance and repairs shall be performed by a qualified person in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

(2) If the manufacturer is no longer in business and manufacturer's specifications are no longer available, required inspection, maintenance and repairs shall be performed by a qualified person under the direction of a registered professional engineer experienced in the design of elevating work platforms or aerial devices.

(3) The materials used in the repair of aerial devices and elevating work platforms shall conform to standard specifications of strength, dimensions, and weights, and shall be selected to safely support the rated work load.

(b) Electrical wiring and equipment shall comply with the provisions of the California Electrical Safety Orders (CCR Title 8).

(c) All exposed surfaces shall be free from sharp edges, burrs, or other hazardous projections.

(d) Records. Records of inspections and repairs shall be maintained for at least three years and be made available to the Division upon request.

(1) Records of inspections shall document the date of inspection, and any deficiencies found, the corrective action recommended and identification of the persons or entities performing the inspection.

(2) Records of repairs shall include the date of any such repair, a description of the work accomplished and identification of the persons or entities performing the work.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment filed 10-12-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 41).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 4-29-96; operative 5-29-96 (Register 96, No. 18).

3. Amendment of section heading and section filed 2-27-2006; operative 3-29-2006 (Register 2006, No. 9).

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