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, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 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 entirely 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 new and used hydraulic excavators with an operating weight of 7 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 2016; and
c. operators and ground support personnel are to be adequately trained; 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 12th day of December 2013.
RICHARD STEEL, Manager Technical Support Services, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.