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, Workplace 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 the following equipment:
Items of mobile plant (including earth-moving equipment), not originally designed as a crane, and
used for load lifting incidental to their principal function are exempt from the Health and Safety in Employment (Pressure Equipment, Cranes, and Passenger Ropeways) Regulations 1999 subject to the following conditions as applicable:
1. Lifting points and equipment used for rigging loads are to be certified by a chartered professional engineer; and
2. In the case of hydraulic excavators with an operating weight of 12 tonne or more the following additional conditions apply:
a. The equipment is not to be modified to make it operate as a crane other than the provision of a lifting point; and
b. Hose burst protection valves are required after
1 January 2014; and
c. Operators and ground support personnel are to be adequately trained as required by section 13 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992; and
d. Operations are to be carried out in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice for Load-Lifting - Rigging; and
e. The equipment is to have a loading chart available to operators.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of June 2010.
RICHARD STEEL, Manager Technical Support Services, Workplace Services, Department of Labour.