This page is set up to assist you with fulfillling CAL/OSHA requirements regarding your overhead material handling equipment.
There are major differences between lifting equipment rated at 3 ton capacity and below and above 3 ton capacity.
All cranes shall be inspected visually prior to the first operation on any work shift. §5031. Inspection (a)
All cranes shall have periodic inspections performed at least four times per year §5031. Inspection (c)
Cranes rated at above three ton capacity shall be inspected and certified annually by a currently licensed certificating agency and a certificate shall be issued by the certificating agency. §5021. Testing (a) (1)
All cranes shall have a proof load test performed upon initial use (new installation) §5021. Testing (a) (1) and cranes rated at above three ton capacity shall also have a proof load test performed every four years (quadrennially) §5021. Testing (a) (2)
Recordkeeping is the responsibility of the owner of the crane and an inspection record shall be maintained §5031. Inspection (c) (4)