• Part Number:
    1917
  • Part Number Title:
    Marine Terminals
  • Subpart:
    1917 Subpart G
  • Subpart Title:
    Related Terminal Operations and Equipment
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Appendix I to Part 1917-Special Cargo Gear and Container Spreader Test Requirements (Mandatory)
  • GPO Source:

Appendix I to Part 1917-Special Cargo Gear and Container Spreader Test Requirements (Mandatory) [see §1917.50(c)(5)]

Type gear Test requirement Tested by Proof test
A. All Special Cargo Handling Gear Purchased or Manufactured on or After January 21, 1998
1. Safe Working Load-greater than 5 short tons (10,000 lbs./4.5 metric tons) Prior to initial use OSHA accredited agency only Up to 20 short tons 125% SWL
  Prior to reuse after structural damage repair   From 20 to 50 short tons 5 short tons in excess of SWL
  Every four years after initial proof load test OSHA accredited agency or designated person (40)(1) 125% SWL Over 50 short tons 110% SWL
2. Safe Working Load-5 short tons or less Prior to initial use
Prior to reuse after structural damage repair
OSHA accredited agency or designated person 125% SWL
3. Intermodal container spreaders not part of vessel's cargo handling gear Prior to initial use      
  Prior to reuse after structural damage repair OSHA accredited agency only    
  Every four years after initial proof load test OSHA accredited agency or designated person 125% SWL
B. All Special Cargo Handling Gear in Use Prior to January 21, 1998
1. Any Safe Working Load Every four years starting on January 21, 1998 OSHA accredited agency or designated person Up to 20 short tons  
  Prior to initial use or prior to reuse after structural damage repair OSHA accredited agency From 20 to 50 short tons 5 short tons in excess of SWL
      Over 50 short tons 110% SWL
2. Intermodal container spreaders not part of ship's gear Every four years starting on January 21, 1998 OSHA accredited agency or designated person    
  Prior to initial use or prior to reuse after structural damage repair OSHA accredited agency 125% SWL
 

[65 FR 40943, June 30, 2000]