Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations (SOR/2007-128)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-11-02. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 4(Subsections 303(1) and (2), paragraph 339(a) and section 344)Testing of Lifting Appliances

    • 1 (1) A category 1 lifting appliance, category 2 lifting appliance or category 3 lifting appliance with an SWL of 20 tonnes or less shall be tested with a load equal to 125% of its SWL.

    • (2) A category 1 lifting appliance, category 2 lifting appliance or category 3 lifting appliance with an SWL of more than 20 tonnes but not more than 50 tonnes shall be tested with a load equal to its SWL plus 5 tonnes.

    • (3) A category 1 lifting appliance, category 2 lifting appliance or category 3 lifting appliance with an SWL of more than 50 tonnes shall be tested with a load equal to 110% of its SWL.

    • (4) A category 5 lifting appliance shall be tested assembled with its accessory gear with a load equal to 110% of the working load of the assembled appliance.

  • 2 During the testing of a category 1 lifting appliance, category 2 lifting appliance or category 3 lifting appliance,

    • (a) the load shall be lifted with the lifting appliance at an angle that is not more than 15° from the horizontal or at the lowest feasible working angle; and

    • (b) the load shall be swung as far as possible in both directions after it has been lifted.

  • 3 A lifting appliance, other than a mobile crane, with a jib that has a variable radius shall be tested with the load at the maximum and minimum radii of the jib.

  • 4 A lifting appliance designed to articulate, telescope and elevate under full-load conditions shall be tested with the load over its full operational range.

    • 5 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the test shall be carried out using a dead load.

    • (2) A spring or hydraulic balance may be used for the test instead of a dead load if

      • (a) the appliance is not rigged for union purchase and is being tested after the renewal, modification or repair of a stress-bearing part other than a part of the brake system;

      • (b) a dead load is not available for the test;

      • (c) the balance was calibrated by a competent person not more than 12 months before the test; and

      • (d) the indicator on the balance remains constant for at least five minutes during the test.

    • 6 (1) A category 4 lifting appliance that is to be used on a vessel that is not a restricted vessel shall be tested

      • (a) on the vessel or onshore

        • (i) at its maximum and minimum radii, and at one or more of its intermediate radii, with a load equal to its SWL on a vessel at those radii, or

        • (ii) at its maximum and minimum projected radii while on board the vessel with a load less than or equal to its SWL on a vessel at those radii; and

      • (b) on completion of installation on a vessel, over its full operational range on the vessel at at least the maximum radius at which it was tested under paragraph (a) with at least the load with which it was tested under that paragraph.

    • (2) A category 4 lifting appliance that is to be used onshore or on a restricted vessel shall be tested

      • (a) over its full operational range at its maximum radius at base-boom length with at least 100% of the maximum weight permitted by the manufacturer’s load rating chart at that radius; and

      • (b) over its full operational range

        • (i) at its maximum and minimum radii, and at one or more of its intermediate radii, with a load equal to its SWL at those radii, or

        • (ii) at its maximum and minimum projected radii with a load less than or equal to its SWL at those radii.

 
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