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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)


Construction Regulations, 2014

22. Cranes


A contractor must, in addition to compliance with the Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988 ensure that where tower cranes are used—

(a) they are designed and erected under the supervision of a competent person;
(b) a relevant risk assessment and method statement are developed and applied;
(c) the effects of wind forces on the crane are taken into consideration and that a wind speed device is fitted that provides the operator with an audible warning when the wind speed exceeds the design engineer's specification;
(d) the bases for the tower cranes and tracks for rail-mounted tower cranes are firm, level and secured;
(e) the tower crane operators are competent to carry out the work safely; and
(f) the tower crane operators have a medical certificate of fitness to work in such an environment, issued by an occupational health practitioner in the form of Annexure 3.