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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 15. Cranes and Derricks in Construction
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§1613.2. Inspections - Repaired/Adjusted Equipment.

(a) Equipment that has had a repair or adjustment that relates to safe operation (such as: A repair or adjustment to a safety device or operator aid, or to a critical part of a control system, power plant, braking system, load hook, or in-use operating mechanism), shall be inspected by a qualified person after such a repair or adjustment has been completed, prior to initial use.

NOTE: Load-sustaining structural components shall be repaired and inspected in accordance with Sections 1613.11 and 1613.12.

(b) The inspection shall meet all of the following requirements:

(1) The qualified person shall determine if the repair/adjustment meets manufacturer equipment criteria (where applicable and available).

(2) Where manufacturer equipment criteria are unavailable or inapplicable, the qualified person shall:

(A) Determine if a registered professional engineer (RPE) is needed to develop criteria for the repair/adjustment. If an RPE is not needed, the employer shall ensure that the criteria are developed by the qualified person. If an RPE is needed, the employer shall ensure that they are developed by an RPE.

(B) Determine if the repair/adjustment meets the criteria developed in accordance with subsection (b)(2)(A).

(3) The inspection shall include functional testing of the repaired/adjusted parts and other components that may be affected by the repair/adjustment.

(c) Equipment shall not be used until an inspection under this section demonstrates that the repair/adjustment meets the requirements of subsection (b)(1) [or, where applicable, subsection (b)(2)].

NOTES: 1.These inspections may be performed by a qualified person for cranes not exceeding 3 tons rated capacity.

2. Proof load tests are required in the case of major modifications or repairs to important structural components, and shall comply with General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5022.

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 filed 10-2-2012; operative 11-1-2012 (Register 2012, No. 40).

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