• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Gear Certification
  • Subpart:
    1919 Subpart D
  • Subpart Title:
    Certification of Vessels' Cargo Gear
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Marking and posting of safe working loads.
  • GPO Source:
The safe working load of the assembled gear and the minimum angle to the horizontal at which this load may be applied shall be plainly marked at the heels of all booms along with the date of the test. Where gear is certificated for use in union purchase, the union purchase safe working load shall also be plainly marked. Any limitations shall be noted in the vessel's papers.
The safe working load shall be marked on all blocks used in hoisting or lowering.
When the capacity of the boom of a crane or derrick has been or will be rated in accordance with the variance of its radius, the maximum safe working loads for the various working angles of the boom and the maximum and minimum radii at which the boom may be safely used shall be conspicuously posted near the controls and visible to the crane operator. Ratings may be stated in pounds. When they are stated in tons of 2,000 pounds, this fact shall be indicated.