Employers are required to ensure workers have been trained in accordance with Part 23 - Cranes and Hoists of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Regulation when using cranes and hoists in the workplace.
Employers must develop and implement safe work procedures respecting the use of cranes and hoists, train workers in the safe work procedures and ensure that workers comply with the safe work procedures.
Employers must ensure that only a person who is authorized to practice the trade of crane and hoist operator under the Trade of Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator Regulation, WSH Regulation
is allowed to operate a mobile crane with a rated load of 7,300 kg or more, a boom truck hoist with a rated load of 7,300 kg or more, or a tower crane.
The Applicable Standards section of Part 23 in the WSH Regulation states that an employer and a supplier must ensure that 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:
- CSA Standard W178.1-14, Certification of Welding Inspection Organizations
- CSA Standard W178.2-14, Certification of Welding Inspectors
- CAN/CSA Standard-B167-16, Safety Standard for Maintenance and Inspection of Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorails, Hoists and Trolleys
- CSA Standard C22.2 NO. 33-M1984 (R2014), Construction and Test of Electric Cranes and Hoists
- CAN/CSA Standard-Z150-16, Safety Code on Mobile Cranes
- CAN/CSA Standard-Z185-M87 (R2016), Safety Code for Personnel Hoists
- CAN/CSA Standard-Z248-17, Code for Tower Cranes
- CAN/CSA Standard-Z256-M87 (R2016) Safety Code for Material Hoists.
Employers and suppliers must ensure that cranes that are not commercially manufactured are:
- designed by a professional engineer in accordance with the applicable requirements of the standards set out above,
- certified by a professional engineer, and
- constructed, erected, used, maintained, examined, inspected, operated and repaired in accordance with the professional engineer's requirements.
For more information on crane and hoists requirements, see Part 23 - Cranes and Hoists of the WSH Regulation.
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