The Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Act (RSQ, c. S-2.1, r.13) stipulates that all hoisting equipment must be inspected and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or with equivalent safety standards. Improper use or maintenance may compromise the health, safety or physical well-being of workers.
The Pont Roulant Protech inspection program meets the CSA, ANSI and CMAA regarding the overhead cranes, gantry cranes, monorails, hoists and jibs. It is structured to ensure that our customers’ equipment complies with all applicable safety and construction regulations.
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Pont Roulant Protech recommends our clients to meet the requirements for periodic inspections prescribed by the Canadian standard CSA B167 – cranes, gantry cranes, monorails, hoists and cranes. Below is a table extracted from the standard specifying the frequency of periodic inspections to be carried out by a qualified inspector having 8,000h experience in the maintenance, repair or manufacture of lifting equipment.
Table 1 – Extract from Table 2 of CSA B167 – Summary of inspection frequencies depending on the classification of cranes
|Classification of equipement (according to B167)
|Frequency of periodic inspection
|A (Non-frequent service)
B (Light Service)
|C (Moderate Service)
D (Heavy Duty)
|E (Severe Service)
F (Continuous Severe Service)
|According to clause 6.1.4 b) of B167 or as recommended by the manufacturer or an engineer