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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 15. Cranes and Derricks in Construction
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§1613.5. Inspections - Periodic.

(a) Periodic inspections shall be conducted at least four times a year. The annual certification, as required by General Industry Safety Orders, Sections 5021(a) and Construction Safety Orders Section 1613.6, can serve as one of the required periodic inspections. The periodic inspections shall be evenly spaced or as close to evenly spaced as scheduling permits through the year. Cranes shall not be operated more than 750 hours, between periodic inspections. The inspection shall include the following in addition to the items in Section 1613.4 (Inspections - Daily):

(1) Excessive wear of all functional operating mechanisms.

(2) Ropes, brakes, friction clutches, chain drives, and other parts subject to wear which may be readily inspected.

(3) An inspection record shall be maintained which includes the date of the inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection, and the serial number or other identifier of the crane inspected, the items checked and the results of the inspection. The most recent inspection record shall be maintained on file.

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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