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34 Pa. Code § 25.61. Special requirements.

GANTRY CRANES


§ 25.61. Special requirements.

 (a)  Fenders. All bridge truck wheels shall be equipped with fenders which shall project in front of the wheels and extend slightly below the top of the rail in the same groove as the wheel flange or flanges.

 (b)  Passageway. An unobstructed passageway not less than 30 inches wide shall be maintained parallel to and extending the entire length of the tracks upon which any gantry crane is operated.

 (c)  Stairways to platforms. Where stairways are used to give access to platforms they shall be equipped with a substantial handrail.

 (d)  Warning device. An automatically operated bell or other effective warning device, which shall operate at all times while the crane is traveling, shall be provided on all gantry cranes. In addition, each trolley or similar part of a gantry crane shall be equipped with a manually operated bell, or other effective warning device, in all cases where persons may be endangered by the movement of a trolley or similar part.

 (e)  Rail stops. Rail stops shall be provided at both ends of the crane runway. The rail stops shall extend at least as high as the center of the wheels.



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