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This is the second edition of CSA Standard B167, Safety Standard for Maintenance and Inspection of Overhead Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorails, Hoists, and Trolleys, and is intended to coexist with the first edition until CSA Standard Z202 is published (see below). The first edition, published in 1964, was titled General Purpose Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes and covered both the design and testing aspects of cranes. This current edition deals only with the safety aspects involved in testing and inspecting these devices. The intent was to define a set of standards dealing with inspection and maintenance safety, as a distinct consideration from design. The design and testing aspects are to be included in CSA Standard Z202, which is under development.
The requirements result from a consensus of the Committee members, who represent a broad spectrum of interests.
It should be understood that this Standard covers a minimum level of safety. It does not have the force of law unless adopted officially by the various jurisdictions. The user is therefore advised to consult the jurisdiction having authority as to the extend of the adoption of this Standard, since it may have been adopted as written, with exemptions, or with additions.
This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance of overhead cranes, monorails, hoists, trolleys, jib cranes, gantry and wall cranes, and other equipment having the same fundamental characteristics.
1.2 Log Book
Equipment covered by this Standard shall have a register in the form of a log book, for recording all findings as a result of inspections, maintenance, repairs, and modifications. The log book shall be available for review during the entire life of the equipment.