OSHA 29CFR 1926.1400 Crane Construction Standard 2018-09-26T15:16:00+00:00

OSHA 29CFR 1926.1400 Crane Construction Standard

Q: Who must ensure that each Signal person meets the qualification requirements prior to giving any signals?

A: The Employer

Q: Who is required to provide the qualification or certification training to employees so that for qualified persons such as Signal Persons, Riggers and Crane Operators?

A: Employers

Q: Who is required to ensure that, prior to operating any equipment covered, the person is qualified or certified to operate the equipment under this regulation?

A: Employers

Q: When was the law released?

A: August 9, 2010

Q: When was the date Signal Persons had to become qualified?

A: November 8, 2010

Q: When was the date for Riggers to become qualified?

A: November 8, 2010

Q: When is Refresher Training Required?

A: When, based on the conduct of the employee’s knowledge, there is an indication that retraining is necessary.

Q: When do most provisions go into effect?

A: November 8, 2010

Q: What must Signal Persons do to be qualified?

A: In order to demonstrate that he/she meets the requirement of the new crane standard, they must pass an oral or written test, and a thorough practical test.

Q: What is new with Power Lines?

A: Working around Power Lines requires that the employer must evaluate each employee to confirm that the employee understands the information provided in the training. In addition, dedicated spotters who are trained in accordance with safe crane operations around power lines are required in general as spotters when operating near power lines.

Q: What is new with Multi-Crane/Derrick Operation?

A: Before beginning, in which the operation will be provided by one or more cranes/derricks, the operation must be planned and directed by a person who meets the criteria for both a competent person and a qualified person, or by a competent person who is assisted by one or more qualified persons (lift director).

Q: What is new with Crane Inspections?

A: The new law now requires that Mobile and Tower Cranes require Daily, Monthly and Annual Inspections. Each shift a Competent Person must visually inspect the crane. Monthly, a Competent Person must visually inspect the crane and the inspection must be documented. Annually, the equipment must be inspected and documented by a Qualified Person which is a more stringent requirement than a competent person. Similarly, any equipment that has been modified or repaired and all equipment post-assembly must be inspected by a qualified person.

Q: What is new with Assembly/Disassembly of Lattice Boom or Tower Cranes?

A: All Assembly/Disassembly must be directed by a person, who meets the criteria of both a competent person and qualified person, or by a competent person, who is assisted by one or more qualified persons.

Q: What are the differences between construction and maintenance operations as defined in the new standard?

A: Click here to read article

Q: How long do operators have to become qualified or certified?

A: November of 2017

Q: Are Maintenance and Repair Personnel required to have documented training and evaluation, prior to operating equipment in the performance of the assigned duties?

A: Yes

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