Planned load capacities may not be increased beyond the manufacturer‘s nominal values or initial design constraints, unless such an increase has been approved by the manufacturer. If the manufacturer‘s services are not available or if the device is of foreign manufacture, the design analysis must be performed or approved by a person accredited for certification of the device in accordance with Part 1919 of this Chapter. The design analysis is carried out by a licensed specialist engineer competent in the field of cranes and drill rigs. All structural changes required as a result of the credit rating change shall be made. Marking of the nominal load. The nominal loads of overhead cranes shall be clearly marked on each side of the crane and in the driver‘s cab. If there is more than one lifting unit, the nominal load of each hoist shall be indicated on the hoist or its block. The marking must be legible from the ground. It is important to know the rules and regulations for operators of cranes and other heavy equipment for industry in your state. At Cranes101, we pride ourselves on providing the training, courses, and safety information you need to stay current and comply with all relevant regulations. If you have more specific questions about how we can help you, regardless of the state in which you live and/or work, please contact us.
We can provide training through online courses and/or we can come to you to perform personal training and certification. We offer nationally accredited NCCER certification training on-site at each location, as well as training tailored specifically to local requirements. This standard applies to motorized equipment used in construction and capable of lifting, lowering and moving a suspended load horizontally. This equipment includes, but is not limited to: articulated cranes (e.g., articulated jib cranes); Cranes; floating cranes; cranes on barges; locomotive cranes; mobile cranes (e.g., wheeled, off-road, off-road, off-road, commercial and boom pickup trucks); multipurpose machines, if configured to lift and lower a suspended load (by means of a winch or hook) and move it horizontally; industrial cranes (e.g. deck cranes); special pile conductors; service trucks/mechanics with lifting equipment; a crane on a monorail; Tower cranes (e.g., fixed boom, i.e., “shark boom”), lap-back boom and self-assembly); standing cranes; gantry cranes; overhead cranes and gantry cranes; gantry cranes; jib cranes; drilling rigs; and variants of this equipment. However, the points listed in paragraph © of this clause are excluded from the scope of this standard. Please note that all operators holding a TSS (Telescopic Boom – Fixed Cab) certification also receive the Boom Truck – Fixed Cab (BTF) and Service Truck Crane (STC) certification designations, as crane trucks and service crane trucks are subcategories of Telescopic Boom – Fixed Cab Cranes. Visit the dedicated FAQ page for more information on BTF and/or STC designations related to TSS certification. The NYS Department of Labor (DOL) requires protection for people going through construction, demolition or excavation. NYS does not have specific regulations to protect building occupants during crane operations. Therefore, Cornell EHS and Contract College Code Enforcement Officer advised the University CM/PM to use the NYC Department of Buildings‘ crane regulations as guidelines to meet the intent of NYS Code Rule 23–1.33 to protect persons performing construction, demolition, or excavation work.
Display of the radius. If the rated load varies with the radius of the boom, the crane or equipment shall be equipped with a display visible to the operator of the angle or radius of the boom. Arrow guards. Cage guards, insulators or distance warning devices may be used on cranes, but not instead of the distances prescribed in point (i)(5)(i) of this Section. * Exceptions: A federal crane operator licence is not required for operators of drilling rigs, jib cranes or equipment with a maximum lifting or lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less. Stabilization of locomotive cranes. Loads may only be lifted by locomotive cranes if booms are present, unless measures are taken to prevent the load from being supported by the springs of the crane truck. Crane stairs shall be equipped with rigid handrails that meet the requirements of § 1917.112(e).
Warning devices. Rail cranes must be equipped with an effective travel warning device designed to warn workers who may be in the path of the moving crane. Pedestrian accessibility. Where the track surface is used for personnel passage or for work, a minimum distance of 0.91 m (three feet) between heavy goods vehicles or rail crane structures and other structures or obstacles shall be provided. If the required distance is not available on at least one side of the crane trucks, the area shall not be used and shall be marked and marked. Unattended cranes. The following steps must be taken before a crane is left unattended between shifts: On behalf of the contractor, submit a site-specific crane plan to the Cornell Transportation Project Coordinator, the University Fire Marshal‘s Office, the OHS Safety Engineer and, if applicable, to the Contract College Code Enforcement Officer. Plans must be submitted at least 10 days before the crane‘s scheduled arrival. Communications. Means of communication shall be provided between the driver‘s cab and the gantry floor of all rail-mounted cranes. This requirement can be met by telephone, radio, audible signalling or other effective methods, but not only by manual signalling.
Securing mobile crane components during transport. The superstructure and boom of the crane shall be fixed against rotation and supported in the direction of travel, except when cornering with an operator in the cab or when the boom is supported by a trolley. The empty hook or other accessory must be attached. For the purposes of this Article, overhead rail cranes include overhead cranes and gantry cranes.