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In this Part
"chimney hoist" means a temporary hoist used for transporting personnel or materials during the construction of a chimney or similar structure;
"construction material hoist" means a material hoist consisting of a guiding and supporting structure and hoist equipment that is not a permanent part of a building, structure, or other work and that is installed and used during construction, alteration, or demolition to raise and lower materials required for the project;
"critical lift" means
(a) a lift by a mobile crane or boom truck that exceeds 90% of its rated capacity while it is lifting the load at a load radius of more than 50% of its maximum permitted load radius, taking into account its position and configuration during the lift,
(b) a tandem lift if the load on any one crane, hoist or other piece of powered lifting equipment exceeds 75% of the rated capacity of that crane, hoist or other piece of powered lifting equipment,
(c) a tandem lift involving the simultaneous use of more than two cranes, hoists or other pieces of powered lifting equipment,
(d) a lift of a person in a work platform suspended from or attached to a crane or hoist,
(e) a lift in which the centre of gravity of the load changes during the lift,
(f) a lift in which the length of one or more sling legs changes during a lift,
(g) a lift by a crane, boom truck or hoist, supported on a floating base, that exceeds 90% of rated capacity for the lifting system,
(h) a lift of a load over or between energized high voltage electrical conductors, or
(i) a lift of a submerged load;
"duty cycle work" means
(a) the use of a crane to do dragline work, clamshell work, dynamic compaction work or pile driving work, including pile extraction using a vibratory pile extraction device, or
(b) the use of a crane with an electromagnet or grapple for the handling of scrap metal and other similar materials;
"load bearing component" means any component that transfers load through a crane or hoist to the surface supporting the crane or hoist;
"miscellaneous material hoist" means a permanently installed material hoist not described elsewhere in this Regulation and not regulated under the Safety Standards Act;
"safe working load" means the load a crane or hoist may safely lift in a particular situation taking into account such factors as wind load, extremes of temperature and load sail area, and may be equal to or less than the rated capacity or rated load.
"sign truck" means a truck that is
(a) capable of acting as a crane and as an aerial ladder, and
(b) used as a work platform or used for hoisting loads or accessing a work location;
"tandem lift" means a lift using
(a) more than one crane or one hoist, or
(b) a crane or hoist and another piece of powered lifting equipment.
[Amended by B.C. Reg. 320/2007, effective February 1, 2008.]
[Amended by B.C. Reg. 188/2011, effective February 1, 2012.]
(1) This Part applies to a crane or hoist of a type required to meet a standard specified in section 14.2 and to any other equipment with a different primary design function that is being used in a hoisting or lifting application.
(2) Except as otherwise specifically provided, this Part applies to logging equipment that uses a load line for lifting.
(3) This Part does not apply to a front end loader, an excavator or other earth moving equipment that is being used
(a) in applications consistent with its primary design purpose, or
(b) during a lifting task incidental to its primary design purpose if the manuals and operating instructions of the manufacturer of that equipment provide criteria for that lifting task.
[Enacted by B.C. Reg. 320/2007, effective February 1, 2008.]
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