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LEGISLATIVE INTERPRETATIONS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT

Hoisting Apparatus – Competent Person for Yearly Certification

Topic: Hoisting Apparatus – Competent Person for Yearly Certification Issued By: V.P., WorkSafe Services
Statute: Regulation 91-191 Date Issued: August 9, 2001
Section: 210.01(1) Date Revised:

210.01(1) An employer shall ensure that a hoisting apparatus is inspected every twelve months by a competent person to ensure that the apparatus meets the manufacturer's specifications.

Question
How will you know if a person is competent to certify the hoisting apparatus?

Response
Competency requirements will vary with each type of equipment. However, since the regulations refer to several CSA Standards that address this issue, WorkSafeNB will reference the requirements outlined in these standards for guidance.

Other standards, such as ANSI and ASME, that cover types of hoisting apparatus not covered by CSA may also be used for guidance in determining competency.

It is recommended that employers who are responsible for appointing competent inspectors also follow these guidelines to help ensure that their appointments are appropriate.

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