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49 Pa. Code § 6.13. Qualifications and supervision of trainees.

§ 6.13. Qualifications and supervision of trainees.

 (a)  A trainee may operate a crane in this Commonwealth for purposes of acquiring the experience necessary to obtain certification subject to the act and this chapter.

 (b)  A trainee may only operate a crane, or engage in crane operations, if:

   (1)  The trainee is under the immediate supervision of a crane operator.

   (2)  The trainee has satisfied applicable ASME standards for trainee qualification requirements as more fully set forth in the applicable ASME volumes for the type of crane for which the trainee is being trained and supervised, and trainee requirements prescribed by OSHA regulations.

 (c)  A trainee must be 18 years of age or older and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the crane operator providing immediate supervision and the person employing the crane operator providing immediate supervision, that the trainee is physically capable of operating a crane.

 (d)  A trainee shall register on a form prescribed by the Board, and attach documentary evidence of a passing score on a written examination administered by a certifying organization.

 (e)  A trainee may only be authorized to act as a trainee when in possession of written authorization issued in a form prescribed by the Board, and the authorization will only be valid for 1 year from the date of passing the written examination.

 (f)  A crane operator who immediately supervises a trainee shall perform the duties for supervision of trainees set forth in the ASME volume applicable to the type of crane that is the subject of operation by the trainee, and requirements prescribed by OSHA regulations.

 (g)  When providing immediate supervision of a trainee under this section, a crane operator may not have other duties, and shall supervise only one trainee at any time.

 (h)  A crane operator may not accept a duty to supervise a trainee unless the crane operator possesses sufficient competence and experience to safely supervise the trainee for the specific operation or task to be undertaken by the trainee.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  6.2 (relating to definitions); and 49 Pa. Code §  6.43 (relating to aiding and abeting unlicensed crane operation).

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