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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 15. Cranes and Derricks in Construction
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§ 1610.9. Equipment over Three Tons Rated Capacity.

(a) All cranes and derricks used in lifting service, exceeding three tons rated capacity, and their accessory gear shall not be used until the employer has ascertained that such equipment has been certificated as evidenced by current and valid documents attesting to compliance with the following:

(1) Tests and examinations shall be conducted annually by a currently licensed certificating agency or designee listed in the certificating agency license, and a certificate shall be issued by the certificating agency;

(2) Certificates attesting to current compliance with testing and examination standards of requirements shall be maintained for each crane or derrick and shall be in a form acceptable to the Division. (See Section 4885, Plate V.) A copy of such certification shall be available with each crane and derrick or at the project site.

NOTE: The term “lifting service” as used in this Section is not intended to include operations of the following equipment: (1) Clamshells, draglines and other similar equipment used for casting-type work; (2) Pile drivers, other than those using gravity (drop) hammers.

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).

2. Amendment of section heading and subsection (a)(2) filed 10-2-2012; operative 11-1-2012 (Register 2012, No. 40).

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