Pursuant to Regulation 6 of the Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999, I, Richard Steel, Manager, Technical Support Services, in exercise of the powers delegated to me by the Secretary of Labour, give notice
of exemption from the requirements of these Regulations for design verification of the following equipment:
- Tower crane foundations
- Self-erecting tower crane foundations
- Gantry cranes (including goliath, semi-goliath and container types) long travel beams/rails and associated supporting structures
- Supporting structures and the main runway beam of monorail cranes
- Supporting structures and foundations of pillar and jib cranes
as specified in the Approved Code of Practice for Cranes (3rd edition), which comes into effect on Thursday,
7 January 2010.
This exemption is subject to the condition that the
above-named equipment is certified by a chartered professional engineer with respect to design, construction and non-destructive testing, as relevant.
The structural certificate issued must specify:
1. Design standards referenced
2. Maximum permissible safe working load and any load limitations or conditions
3. Details of equipment that may be used on the certified structure.
The exemptions and conditions will take effect on Thursday, 7 January 2010.
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of December 2009.
RICHARD STEEL, Manager, Technical Support Services, Workplace Services, Department of Labour.