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34 Pa. Code § 25.47. Repairmen.

§ 25.47. Repairmen.

 (a)  Crane location. When repairs are necessary, repairman shall move the crane to a location where the repair work will least interfere with other cranes and operations.

 (b)  Controllers in ‘‘off’’ position. Before starting repairs, repairmen shall see that all controls are placed in ‘‘off’’ position, and that the main switch or emergency switch is opened. Either the main switch or emergency switch shall be locked or a ‘‘Man Working’’ sign attached.

 (c)  Out of order signs. Repairmen shall immediately place warning signs or ‘‘out of order’’ signs on a crane to be repaired and also either on the floor beneath or hanging from the crane so as to be easily seen from the floor. If other cranes are operated on the same runway, repairmen shall also place rail stops at a safe distance or make other safe provisions.

 (d)  Repairing runways. When repairing runways, repairmen shall place rail stops and warning signs or signals so as to protect both ends of the section to be repaired.

 (e)  Loose parts. Repairmen shall take care to prevent loose parts from falling or being thrown to the floor beneath.

 (f)  Replacement of guards and safety devices. Repairs may not be considered complete until all guards and safety devices are put in place and the block and tackle and other loose material are removed.

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