Maintenance, inspection and repair personnel are permitted to operate the equipment only where all of the following requirements are met:
The operation is limited to those functions necessary to perform maintenance, inspect the equipment, or verify its performance.
The personnel either:
Operate the equipment under the direct supervision of an operator who meets the requirements of § 1926.1427 (Operator qualification and certification); or
Are familiar with the operation, limitations, characteristics and hazards associated with the type of equipment.
Maintenance and repair personnel must meet the definition of a qualified person with respect to the equipment and maintenance/repair tasks performed.
[75 FR 48158, August 9, 2010]