KNOW THE LAWS: General Lifting Device Logbook Requirements

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KNOW THE LAWS: General Lifting Device Logbook Requirements

Here’s what the OHS law in each jurisdiction says about logbooks for lifting devices such as cranes and hoists:

FED OHS regulations don’t specifically require logbooks for lifting devices.
AB OHS Code 2009:

1) An employer must set up a paper or electronic log book for each lifting device at a work site [Sec. 65(1)] (except manually operated hoists [Sec. 65(1.1)]).

2) The employer must ensure that:

a) the log book is readily available for inspection by an officer at any time;

b) the most current log book of a mobile crane accompanies it or is available to the operator at all times; and

c) if ownership of a lifting device is transferred to a new owner, the log book is transferred to the new owner [Sec. 65(2)].

3) The employer must ensure that the following details are entered into the log book:

a) the date and time when any work was performed on the lifting device;

b) length of time in lifting service:

i) recorded as hours of service if the lifting device is equipped by the manufacturer with an hour‐meter, or

ii) if required by the manufacturer’s specifications;

c) all defects or deficiencies and when they were detected;

d) inspections, including examinations, checks and tests, that are performed, including those specified in the manufacturer’s specifications;

e) repairs or modifications performed;

f) a record of a certification under Sec. 73;

g) any matter or incident that may affect the safe operation of the lifting device;

h) any other operational information specifically identified by the employer; and

i) in the case of a tower crane, whether or not the weight testing device was lifted for that working day, before the work of lifting loads began [Sec. 65(3)].

4) The employer must ensure that each entry in a paper log book is signed by the person doing the work [Sec. 65(4)] and each entry in an electronic log book identifies the person doing the work [Sec. 65(5)].

5) In the case of a tower crane, the employer must ensure that a senior representative of the employer at the work site confirms that the entries in the log book are correct every day that the tower crane is in operation [Sec. 65(6)].

BC OHS regulations don’t specifically require logbooks for lifting devices.
MB Workplace Safety & Health Regulation:

1) When a crane with a rated load capacity of 907 kg (one tonne) or more is in the possession of an employer or a supplier, the employer or supplier must provide and maintain a logbook for the crane that records the following information:

a) the date and time when any work was performed on the crane;

b) the length of time in hoisting service;

c) all defects or deficiencies and when they were detected;

d) all inspections performed on the crane, including examinations, checks and tests;

e) a record of any certification of repairs or modifications under Sec. 23.5;

f) a description of the work performed by the crane each day;

g) in the case of a tower crane,

i) whether or not the weight testing device was lifted for each working day, before the work of lifting loads began, and

ii) a record of certification under Sec. 23.25; and

h) any matter or incident that may affect the crane’s safe operation [Sec. 23.8(1)].

2) An employer and supplier must ensure that every entry in the logbook is signed by the person performing the work [Sec. 23.8(2)].

3) When a supplier provides a crane to a person, the supplier must ensure that the most current version of the logbook accompanies the crane [Sec. 23.8(3)].

4) When ownership of a crane is transferred, the person transferring ownership must

ensure that all logbooks for the crane are transferred to the new owner [Sec. 23.8(4)].

NB OHS Regulation:

1) An employer must ensure that a log book recording inspections and repairs to a hoisting apparatus is maintained and made available to an officer on request [Sec. 210(3)].

2) The above:

a) applies only to hoisting apparatus with a lifting capacity of 1,815 kg or greater; and

b) doesn’t apply to a mobile crane [Sec. 210(4)].

NL OHS Regulations, 2012:

1) A log book or other record must be provided and maintained for a crane, derrick or similar hoisting equipment showing the maintenance history and structural modification and inspection of the equipment [Sec. 297(1)].

2) The log book or record referred to above must be available at all times to the operator and to a worker concerned with the maintenance and safe operation of the equipment, and that worker must be responsible for recording defects, operating difficulties and the need for maintenance and all maintenance and modification work performed [Sec. 297(2)].

NT/NU General Safety Regulations:

1) An operator’s log book must be kept on the job site for the purpose of recording regular and special inspections, unsatisfactory working conditions, repairs, adjustments, tests conducted and unusual circumstances [Sec. 463(1)].

2) An entry in the log book must be dated and signed by the person making the entry [Sec. 463(2)].

NS OHS regulations don’t specifically require logbooks for lifting devices.
ON Construction Projects Regulation:

1) The owner of a crane or similar hoisting device must keep a permanent record of all inspections of, tests of, repairs to, modifications to and maintenance of the crane or similar hoisting device [Sec. 152(1)].

2) The owner of a crane or similar hoisting device must prepare a log book for it for use at a project that must include the record referred to above covering the period that’s the greater of:

a) the immediately preceding twelve months; and

b) the period the crane or similar hoisting device is on the project [Sec. 152(2)].

3) The log book must be kept with the crane or similar hoisting device [Sec. 152(3)].

4) The owner of a crane or similar hoisting device must retain and make available to the constructor on request copies of all log books and records for the crane or similar hoisting device [Sec. 152(4)].

5)  The worker performing an inspection must record the condition of the rope or cable inspected in the log book for the crane or similar hoisting device [Sec. 170(2)].

PE OHS Regulations:

The employer must ensure that a log book recording inspections and repairs of hoisting apparatus is maintained and made available to an officer on request [Sec. 34.5(3)].

QC OHS regulations don’t specifically require logbooks for lifting devices.
SK OHS Regulations:

1) An employer or contractor must:

a) provide a log book for each hoist and crane with a rated load greater than five tonnes and ensure that the log book is kept readily available;

b) provide a copy of the log book to the operator on request;

c) ensure that the hours of service of the hoist or crane and all details of any required inspection, maintenance or calibration are recorded in the log book;

d) ensure that each entry required above is signed by the person who performs the inspection, maintenance or calibration; and

e) review and sign the log book on a regular basis [Sec. 215(1)].

2) When the supplier of a hoist or crane provides a log book, an employer or contractor must ensure that the information and signatures required above are recorded in the supplier’s log book instead of the employer’s or contractor’s log book and that the supplier’s log book is kept with the hoist or crane [Sec. 215(2)].

YT OHS regulations don’t specifically require logbooks for lifting devices.