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SUMMARIES OF EXCERPTS FROM


USDL / OSHA "Regulations For The Certification Of Material Handling Devices Ashore And Afloat"  CFR Title 29

January 5th 1999


Part 1915 - Shipyards

Part 1917 - Marine Terminals

Part 1918 - Longshoring

Part 1919 - Gear

Certification Regs.

NOTE:   These summaries of excerpts has been prepared by ICGB to be used only as a guide for interested persons who always must refer to the most current provisions of the herein listed and other pertinent regulations to determine what are those latest and exact provisions.

 


Shore Based Cranes and Derricks

House Fall Cargo Handling Gear (Span Beam Or Other House Fall Supports)

Special Stevedoring Gear (that has a Safe Working Load greater than five short tons)

Container Spreaders (Not Part Of Ship's Gear)

Bulk Cargo Spouts & Suckers

Vertical Pocket Or Bucket Conveyor (Used Within A Marine Terminal Facility)

Load & Limit Devices (Accuracy Checks)

Vessels Cargo Gear - Derricks, Winches, Cranes & Gear Accessory

Vessels Cargo Gear - Barge Mounted Derrick and/or Cranes

Shore Type Cranes Barge Mounted (Permanently)


 

 

SHORE        BASED

Requirements

CRANES

DERRICKS

PROOF LOAD

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS

 

See Note 7

1917.50(c)(1)-every 4 years

1919.71(c)-cranes 10% in excess of the load ratings at max. & min. radii

1919.71(c)-trolley equipped cranes 25% in excess of manufacturer's load rating

1918.13(a)-evidence of current & valid documents

1918.13(b)-in accordance with Part 1919

 

 

See Note 1 and Note 11

1917.50(c)(1)-every 4 years

1919.73-derricks at designed max. & min. boom angles or radii

Safe Working Load Proof Load
Up to 20 short tons 25% in excess
20-50 short tons 5 tons in excess
Over 50 short tons 10% in excess

1918.13(a)-evidence of current and valid documents

1918.13(b)-in accordance with Part 1919

See Note 1and Note 11

ANNUAL

INSPECTION

REQUIREMENTS

See Note 7

1917.50(c)(i)-every year

1919.72(a)-annually

cranes & trolley equipped

1917.50(c)(i) - every year

1919.74 - annually

in accordance with 1919.71(d)

 

 


 

Requirements

HOUSE FALL CARGO HANDLING GEAR (SPAN BEAM OR OTHER HOUSE FALL SUPPORTS)

SPECIAL STEVEDORING GEAR (that has a Safe Working Load greater than five short tons)

PROOF LOAD

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS

 

 

See Note 7

1917.50(c)(4)(i) - every 4 years

25% in excess of rated load

1917.50(c)(5)(i) and 1917.50(c)(5)(iv)-before initial use and every 4 years

Safe Working Load Proof Load
Up to 20 short tons 25% in excess
Over 20-50 short tons 5 short tons in excess
Over 50 short tons 10% in excess

1918.61(f)(1)-before initially being put into use

Safe Working Load Proof Load
Up to 20 short tons 25% in excess
Over 20-50 short tons 5 short tons in excess
Over 50 short tons 10% in excess

Note: Tons are short tons of 2000 pounds in accordance with 1918.61(f) and 1919.2(h)

See Note 5 and Note 9 (for special stevedoring gear that has a Safe Working Load of five short tons or less)

ANNUAL

INSPECTION

REQUIREMENTS

See Note 7

1917.50(c)(4)(i)  examine every year 1918.61(a)-....All gear and equipment provided by the employer shall be inspected by the employer or designated person before each use and, when appropriate, at intervals during its use to ensure that it is safe. Any gear that is found upon such inspection to be unsafe shall not be used until it is made safe.

 

 


 

Requirements

CONTAINER SPREADERS (NOT PART OF SHIP’S GEAR)

BULK CARGO SPOUTS & SUCKERS

PROOF LOAD

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS

 

See Note 7

1917.50(c)(5)(iii) and 1918.61 (g)

25% in excess of rated load before initial use, and any spreader that suffers damage shall be retested

1917.50(c)(5)(iv) and 1918.61(h)

Proofload testing and inspection is required every 4 years

Note: Tons are short tons of 2000 pounds in accordance with   1918.61(f) and 1919.2(h)

 

ANNUAL

INSPECTION

REQUIREMENTS

See Note 7

1918.61(a)-....All gear and equipment provided by the employer shall be inspected by the employer or designated person before each use and, when appropriate, at intervals during its use to ensure that it is safe. Any gear that is found upon such inspection to be unsafe shall not be used until it is made safe. 1917.50(c)(2)-every year

1919.81(a)-examination with particular attention to the condition of wire rope & accessories

 


Requirements

VERTICAL POCKET OR BUCKET CONVEYOR (USED WITHIN A MARINE TERMINAL FACILITY)

LOAD & LIMIT DEVICES (ACCURACY CHECKS)

 

PROOF LOAD

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS

 

See Note 7

  1917.46(a)(1)(ii) accuracy within the range by no more than 5% under-reading nor more than 10% over-reading

1917.46(a)(1)(iii) accuracy checks shall be performed at the time of every certification survey (see 1917.50)

1918.74(a)(9)(iii) accuracy checks shall be performed at the time of every certification survey (see 1918.13)

1919.71(d)(10) load indicator shall be checked over their full range for accuracy

 See Note 2, Note 3, Note 4 and Note 10

 

ANNUAL

INSPECTION

REQUIREMENTS

See Note 7

1917.50(c)(3)-every year includes all supporting structure, rigging & mechanical components & observation of all steps of operation 1917.46(a) (1) (iii) annual examination required, "and at such additional times as may be recommended by the manufacturer"

 


Requirements

VESSELS CARGO GEAR DERRICKS, WINCHES, CRANES & GEAR ACCESSORY

VESSELS CARGO GEAR BARGE MOUNTED DERRICK and/or CRANES

 

PROOF LOAD

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS

 

See Note 7

1919.14(a) before being taken into use. Tested and examined as set forth in subpart "E" of this part

1919.15(a)  tested & thoroughly examined every four (4) years

1919.27(a)(Subpart "E")  unit proof test winches, derricks, etc

1919.28(a)(Subpart "E")  unit proof test cranes & gear accessory

Safe Working Load Proof Load
Up to 20 long tons 25% in excess
20-50 long tons 5 tons in excess
Over 50 long tons 10% in excess

 See Note 6 and Note 11

 
 

ANNUAL

INSPECTION

REQUIREMENTS

See Note 7

1919.15after being taken into use

1919.15(c)cranes, etc., thoroughly examined every 12 months

1919.15(e)annual inspection or examination

1919.15(b)Derricks, their permanent attachments and any other fixed

gear, the dismantling of which is especially difficult, shall

be visually inspected every twelve months. In order to

facilitate such inspection, all derricks shall be lowered.

See Note 8

1919.15(d)Form 16-V to be completed

1919.15(e)annual inspection or examination

1919.15(b)Derricks, their permanent attachments and any other fixed

gear, the dismantling of which is especially difficult, shall

be visually inspected every twelve months. In order to

facilitate such inspection, all derricks shall be lowered.

 

 

See Note 8

 


Requirements

SHORE TYPE CRANES BARGE MOUNTED (PERMANENTLY)

 

PROOF LOAD

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS

 

See Note 7

1919.28(e)subpart "E" does not apply. See subpart "H" for tests & exams of shore-based material handling devices.

1919.71(a)-every 4 years

1919.71(c)-Cranes - 10% in excess of the load ratings at max. & min. ratings

1919.71(c)-Trolley equipped cranes - 25% in excess of load ratings

1919.15(d)  -  Form 16-V to be completed

See Note 6 and Note 11

ANNUAL

INSPECTION

REQUIREMENTS

See Note 7

1919.72(a)-Annually cranes & trolley equipped

1919.15(d) - Form 16-V to be completed

 

See Note 12

 


 

NOTES, DEFINITIONS & OTHER EXCERPTS FROM REGULATIONS

 

1.  Part 1915-subpart "G"-gear & equipment for rigging & materials handling.

     1915.115-hoisting & hauling equipment.

     (a) Derrick and crane certification:

      (1) Derricks and cranes which are part of, or regularly placed aboard barges, other vessels, or on wingwalls of floating drydocks, and are used to transfer materials or equipment from or to a vessel or drydock, shall be tested and certificated in accordance with the  standards provided in part 1919 of this title by persons accredited for the purpose.

2.  1917.46(a)(1)

     Except as provided in paragraph (a)(1)(viii) of this section 1917.46 every crane manufactured after 10/3/84 shall be fitted w/lid or alternative device.

3.  1917.46 (a)(1)(vi)

     All load indicating devices shall be operative over the full operating radius. Overall accuracy shall be based on actual applied load and not on full scale (full capacity) load.

4.  1917.46(a)(1)(viii) & 1918.74(a)(9)(viii)

     LID requirements do not apply to:

     (A) trolley equipped bridge cranes while handling containers or other lifts, under certain conditions

     (B) while handling bulk commodities by clamshell, bucket or magnet

     (C) hose handled products

     (D) when actual gross weight is known

5.  1917.50 (c)(5)(ii)

     For special stevedoring gear that has a Safe Working Load of five short tons or less proofload testing and inspection is required before being taken into use.

6.  1918.11

     After July 16th 2001, and other than for "public vessels and vessels holding a valid Certificate of Inspection issued by the U.S. Coast Guard pursuant to 46CFR part 91" (as well as U.S. vessels holding valid cargo handling gear certificates issued by ICGB under the accredited authority of U.S. Coast Guard) the testing of a vessel’s cargo handling gear shall be completed according to the related provisions of ILO Convention 152 "at least once in every five years" (re: Article 22, paragraph 2) based upon safe working load ratings and test loads in "tonnes" of 1000kgs.

7. 1918.13

(h) Certification procedures shall not be construed as a substitute for, or cause for elimination of, normal operational inspection and maintenance routine throughout the year, which shall be carried out as usual by the maintenance personnel.

8. 1918.3(m)

For the purpose of 1918.12, "Gear Certification" the term ship’s cargo handling gear includes that gear which is a permanent part of the vessel’s equipment and which is used for the handling of cargo other than bulk liquids, but does not include gear which is used only for handling or holding hoses, handling ship’s stores or handling the gangway, or boom conveyor belt systems for the self-unloading of bulk cargo vessels.

9. 1918.61(f)(2)

For special stevedoring gear that has a Safe Working Load of five short tons or less proofload testing and inspection is required before being taken into use.

10. 1918.74(a)(9)

Unless exempted by the provisions of paragraph (a)(9)(viii) of this section 1918.74, every crane used to load or discharge cargo into or out of a vessel shall be fitted w/lid or alternative device.

11. 1919.2 - Definition of terms

(h) Ton means a ton of 2,240 pounds when applied to vessels’ cargo handling gear, and a ton of 2,000 pounds when applied to shore-based material handling devices or to shore-type cranes permanently mounted aboard barges or other vessels employed in domestic trade and designed on the basis of the 2,000-pound ton. Capacity ratings may be stated in pounds.

12.1919.28

(e) In cases where shore-type cranes are mounted permanently aboard barges, the requirements of this Subpart E with respect to unit proof tests and examinations shall not apply and the applicable requirements of Subpart H ("certification of Shore-Based Material Handling Devices") of this part shall be adhered to with respect to unit proof tests and examinations.

 

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