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Cranes and Hoists

 Safe Operating Procedure



 Abstract





 Document Control

A. System
RETSD Quality Management System
B. System ID
​QMS-000047
C. Sector
​Workplace Safety and Health Management System
D. Sector IDWSHMS-02B-SOP-013-06
E. Domain
​Public
F. Repository
​Divisional SharePoint Website
G. Audience
​All Staff
H. Status
​Current
I. Title:
Cranes and Hoists
J. Format
​HTML
K. Type
​Safe Operating Procedure
L. Tags

M. Origin
​2010-08-31
N. Reviewed

O. Revised
P. Owner
​Manager, Workplace Safety and Health and Administrative Services
Q. Owner Email
​safetyofficer@retsd.mb.ca
R. Primary Approval
​Divisional  Workplace Safety and Health Committee
S. Department Approval
​Director of Human Resources
T. Senior Administration  Approval
​Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources 
U. Board Approval
​GBG Workplace Safety and Health
V. Notes

W. Scheduled Review

X. File Address
Y. User Defined 1

Z. User Defined 2



 Safe Operating Procedure Controlled Document

WSHMS-02B-SOP-013-06


PURPOSE

 
To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding a crane and hoist program at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

A crane and hoist program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 2, identify and control hazards and emergencies, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.


SCOPE

 
This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a procedure for a crane and hoist program for all workers at RETSD authorized to operate them.

The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites that have hoist equipment.


RESPONSIBILITY


Local Departments

 
Crane and Hoist safe operating procedures, inspections and vendor maintenance are the responsibility of local supervision where the equipment is located.


CRANES AND HOISTS PROGRAM GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 
River East Transcona School Division shall maintain all cranes and hoists the facility to the applicable standards set under Manitoba regulations.
 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that the operator of a crane or hoist does not leave the controls of the crane or hoist unattended while a load is being hoisted.


Applicable Standards

 
River East Transcona School Division and a supplier shall ensure that:

(a)a commercially manufactured crane or hoist is designed, constructed, erected, used, maintained, examined, inspected, operated and repaired in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and the applicable requirements of the following standards:

(i)CSA Standard W178.1‑02, Certification of Welding Inspection Organizations,

(ii)CSA Standard W178.2‑01, Certification of Welding Inspectors,

(iii)CAN/CSA Standard‑B167‑96 (R2002), Safety Standard for Maintenance and Inspection of Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorails, Hoists, and Trolleys,

(iv)CSA Standard C22.2 NO. 33‑M1984 (R2004), Construction and Test of Electric Cranes and Hoists,

(v)CAN/CSA Standard‑Z150‑98 (R2004), Safety Code on Mobile Cranes,

(vi)CAN/CSA Standard‑Z185‑M87 (R2004), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists,

(vii)CAN/CSA Standard‑Z248‑2004, Code for Tower Cranes,

(viii)CAN/CSA Standard‑Z256‑M87 (R2006), Safety Code for Material Hoists; or

(b)a crane or hoist that is not commercially manufactured is:

(i)designed by a professional engineer in accordance with the applicable requirements of the standards set out in clause (a),

(ii)certified by a professional engineer, and

(iii)constructed, erected, used, maintained, examined, inspected, operated and repaired in accordance with the professional engineer's requirements.


Repairs and Modifications

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that structural repairs or modifications to the components of a crane or hoist are:

(a)made only under the direction and control of a professional engineer; and

(b)certified by the professional engineer that the workmanship and quality of the materials used has restored the components to not less than their original capacity.


Maintenance and Inspection Schedule

 
River East Transcona School Division and a supplier shall, while a crane or hoist is in their possession,

(a)develop and implement a maintenance and inspection schedule for a crane or hoist in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications or the specifications of the applicable standard where no manufacturer's specifications exist; and

(b)maintain the crane or hoist in a safe operating condition.


Duty to Inspect

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that a crane or hoist is inspected by the operator before the start of each work shift in order to detect any defect, malfunction or hazardous condition.

A supplier shall ensure that a crane or hoist is inspected for any defect, malfunction or hazardous condition before the crane or hoist is supplied to any person.


Logbook for Cranes

 
When a crane with a rated load capacity of one tonne or more is in the possession of River East Transcona School Division or a supplier, the employer or supplier shall provide and maintain a logbook for the crane that records the following information:

(a)the date and time when any work was performed on the crane;

(b)the length of time in hoisting service;

(c)all defects or deficiencies and when they were detected;

(d)all inspections performed on the crane, including examinations, checks and tests;

(e)a record of any certification of repairs or modifications;

(f)a description of the work performed by the crane each day;

(g)in the case of a tower crane,

(i)whether or not the weight testing device was lifted for each working day, before the work of lifting loads began, and

(ii)a record of certification ;

(h)any matter or incident that may affect the safe operation of the crane.

River East Transcona School Division and supplier shall ensure that every entry in the logbook is signed by the person performing the work.

When a supplier provides a crane to a person, the supplier shall ensure that the most current version of the logbook accompanies the crane.

When ownership of a crane is transferred, the person transferring ownership shall ensure that all logbooks for the crane are transferred to the new owner.


Rated Load

 
River East Transcona School Division and a supplier shall ensure that a crane or hoist has a plate or weatherproof label permanently secured to it that legibly shows

(a)in the case of a commercially manufactured crane or hoist,

                   (i)the manufacturer's name,

                   (ii)the model, serial number and the year of manufacture or shipment date, and

(iii)the manufacturer's rated load; and

(b)in the case of a crane or hoist that is not commercially manufactured, the rated load certified by a professional engineer.

River East Transcona School Division and a supplier shall ensure that a mobile crane or boom truck is equipped at all times with a load chart showing the rated load at all permitted boom angles and boom radiuses.

River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that the structural components of an A‑frame, gin pole or guyed derrick are designed to withstand at least four times the rated load of the equipment.


Weight Load Information

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that the operator of a crane or hoist is provided with the information necessary to enable the operator to determine readily and accurately the weight of any load that the operator is required or permitted to raise.


Warning Devices

 
When the movement of a crane or hoist may create a risk of safety or health of a person, River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that the crane or hoist is equipped with an effective warning device that

(a)is readily accessible to the operator at the operator's working position; and

(b)is designed to warn a worker of the impending movement of the crane or hoist.

If River East Transcona School Division uses an auditory warning device, the device shall have a distinct sound that is distinguishable from all other sounds at the workplace.


Riding Prohibited

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that no person rides on a load, hook, rigging or bucket attached to a crane or hoist.


Operator Protection

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that the operator of a crane or hoist is protected from any falling material or equipment.


Material Hoists Inspection and Testing

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that a material hoist is tested before being used.

A material hoist does not have to be tested if it has been tested within seven days before its last use.


Barricading Base

 
River East Transcona School Division shall provide a fence or other suitable barricade at the base of a material hoist to prevent unauthorized entry of any person.

A worker shall not use the base of a material hoist to access an adjacent structure.


Rigging Specifications

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that:

(a)commercially manufactured rigging is assembled, used, maintained, inspected and dismantled in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications; and

(b)rigging that is not commercially manufactured is assembled, used, maintained, inspected and dismantled in accordance with the specifications of a professional engineer.


Spreader Bar Requirements

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that a spreader bar is designed and certified by a professional engineer, and constructed, assembled, maintained, inspected, used and dismantled in accordance with the professional engineer's specifications.


Rigging and Spreader Bar Requirements

 
River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that rigging and spreader bars are:

(a)suitable for and capable of supporting the load being rigged;

(b)capable of supporting at least five times the maximum weight of the load which will be or is likely to be imposed; and

(c)labelled or marked with their rated load and weight.


COMMUNICATION

 
A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.


TRAINING

 
All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

 

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted


ENFORCEMENT

 
Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.



Prepared:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Controlled:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Reviewed:

Divisional Workplace Safety and Health Committee

Issued: 

Director of Human Resources

Approved:

Director of Maintenance

Origin Date:

August 31, 2010

Last Revised:

July 31, 2018

Last Reviewed:

July 31, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

July 31, 2021


 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 23– Cranes and Hoists

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents