OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices

Section 65 Log books

(1) An employer must set up a paper or electronic log book for each lifting device at a work site.

(1.1) Despite subsection (1), the log book requirement does not apply to manually operated hoists.

(2) The employer must ensure that

(a) the log book is readily available for inspection by an officer at any time,

(b) the most current log book of a mobile crane accompanies it or is available to the operator at all times, and

(c) if ownership of a lifting device is transferred to a new owner, the log book is transferred to the new owner.

(3) The employer must ensure that the following details are entered into the log book:

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

(b) length of time in lifting service

(i) recorded as hours of service if the lifting device is equipped by the manufacturer with an hour-meter, or

(ii) if required by the manufacturer’s specifications;

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

(d) inspections, including examinations, checks and tests, that are performed, including those specified in the manufacturer’s specifications;

(e) repairs or modifications performed;

(f) a record of a certification under section 73;

(g) any matter or incident that may affect the safe operation of the lifting device;

(h) any other operational information specifically identified by the employer;

(i) in the case of a tower crane, whether or not the weight testing device was lifted for that working day, before the work of lifting loads began.

(4) The employer must ensure that each entry in a paper log book is signed by the person doing the work.

(5) The employer must ensure that each entry in an electronic log book identifies the person doing the work.

(6) In the case of a tower crane, the employer must ensure that a senior representative of the employer at the work site confirms that the entries in the log book are correct every day that the tower crane is in operation.