OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 93 Eletrical components

Section 93(a)

Section 40 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, covers certain design features of electrical equipment and circuits for cranes. These are in addition to the general requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code. Section 40 does not cover equipment and wiring of cranes that are assembled and erected in the field, which must comply with CSA Standard C22.2 No. 33-M1984 (R2004), Construction and Test of Electric Cranes and Hoists. It is good practice to obtain a manufacturer’s certification of compliance with this requirement.

Section 93(b)

CSA Standard C22.2 No. 33-M1984 (R2004), Construction and Test of Electric Cranes and Hoists, is a manufacturing standard that applies to all types of electrical cranes for voltages of 750 volts and less between conductors, designed, installed and used in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1. It includes the design of the collector arrangements for the contact conductors along the main runway and applies to equipment for general industrial and commercial application, in non-hazardous locations, both indoors and outdoors, and covers installation in a normal ambient temperature not exceeding 40° Celsius. It is good practice to obtain a manufacturer’s certification of compliance with this requirement.