Of interest to crane owners and operators is a new professional practice guideline for conducting annual equipment inspections and certifications that has been developed by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia with the support of WorkSafeBC.
The audience for the Guidelines include: engineering professionals, statutory decision makers, regulators, equipment owners, equipment operators, and other stakeholders involved in annual equipment inspection and certification as required in the provincial Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (OHSR).
The new document describes the roles and responsibilities of the various individuals and organizations involved in annual equipment inspections, including owners and equipment operators. The Guideline also provide engineering professionals with best practices for carrying out annual equipment inspections and certifications in a consistent manner.
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