||Title:||FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (LIFTING APPLIANCES AND LIFTING GEAR) REGULATIONS||Gazette Number:|
|Regulation:||7E||Heading:||Anchoring and ballasting of cranes||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) The owner of a crane shall ensure that all of the devices used for the anchoring or ballasting of the crane are thoroughly examined by a competent examiner on each occasion before the crane is erected.
(2) After each erection of a crane, and after each removal of a crane to a new location, or any adjustment to any component member of a crane (being a removal or adjustment which involves changes in the arrangements for anchoring or ballasting the crane), the owner of the crane shall, before it is taken into use, cause the crane to be tested by a competent examiner, by the imposition either-
(3) The owner shall obtain a certificate of the examination and test under paragraphs (1) and (2) from the competent examiner in the approved from in which the competent examiner has made a statement to the effect that the crane is in safe working order.
(a) of a load of 25% above the maximum load to be lifted by the crane as erected, at the positions where there is a maximum pull on each anchorage; or
(b) of a lesser load arranged to provide an equivalent test of the anchorage or ballasting arrangements.
(4) If the competent examiner making the test under paragraph (2) considers that the maximum load which may safely be lifted by that crane as erected is less than the safe working load of the crane he shall specify the new maximum load in his certificate and in which case, the new maximum load shall be the modified safe working load.
(5) Where a maximum load has been specified under paragraph (4), the owner shall cause a loading diagram-
to be affixed in a position where it can readily be seen by the crane driver.
(a) appropriate to the stability of the crane as at the time of the test (taking into account, in the case of a crane mounted on wheels, the conditions of the track); and
(b) indicating the modified safe working load,
(6) The modified safe working load referred to in paragraph (5)(b) shall, for the purpose of these regulations, be deemed to be the safe working load of the crane as erected.
(L.N. 285 of 1993)