OHS Code Explanation Guide

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


  • Section 59 states that this Part does not apply to drawworks on equipment that is subject to Part 37, Oil and Gas Wells.
  • Section 63 requires employers to ensure that mobile cranes, boom trucks and tower cranes be equipped with load charts.
  • Section 64 requires operators to be competent in the use of load charts.
  • Section 65 permits the use of electronic log books. Log books are not required for manually operated hoists.
  • Section 67 requires employers to develop procedures to prevent collisions during multi-crane lifts. (Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that procedures be in writing and available to workers.)
  • Section 68 requires that employers provide the operator or person in charge of a lift with all the information necessary to determine the weight of the load being lifted.
  • Section 68.1 establishes a requirement to conduct load calculations for lifts exceeding 75 percent of a crane’s capacity.
  • Section 69 describes restrictions on the lifting of loads above workers.
  • Section 89 requires employers to have load-bearing components of a mobile crane undergo non-destructive testing at 12-month intervals.
  • Section 112 requires employers to ensure that vehicle hoists meet the specified American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.