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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 15. Cranes and Derricks in Construction
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§1613.3. Inspections - Post-Assembly.

(a) Upon completion of assembly, the equipment shall be inspected by a qualified person or certificating agency to assure that it is configured in accordance with manufacturer equipment criteria.

(b) Where manufacturer equipment criteria are unavailable, a qualified person or certificating agency shall:

(1) Determine if a registered professional engineer (RPE) familiar with the type of equipment involved is needed to develop criteria for the equipment configuration. 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.

(2) Determine if the equipment meets the criteria developed in accordance with subsection (b)(1).

(c) Equipment shall not be used until an inspection under this subsection demonstrates and documents that the equipment is configured in accordance with the applicable criteria.

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

NOTE: Applicable criteria are prescribed in General Industry Safety Orders, Articles 99 (Testing) and 100 (Inspection and Maintenance).

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).

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