At least every 12 months the equipment must be inspected by a qualified person in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section (each shift) except that the corrective action set forth in paragraphs (f)(4), (f)(5), and (f)(6) of this section must apply in place of the corrective action required by paragraphs (d)(2) and (d)(3) of this section.
In addition, at least every 12 months, the equipment must be inspected by a qualified person. Disassembly is required, as necessary, to complete the inspection. The equipment must be inspected for all of the following:
Equipment structure (including the boom and, if equipped, the jib):
Structural members: Deformed, cracked, or significantly corroded.
Bolts, rivets and other fasteners: loose, failed or significantly corroded.
Parts such as pins, bearings, shafts, gears, rollers and locking devices for distortion, cracks or significant wear.
Brake and clutch system parts, linings, pawls and ratchets for excessive wear.
Safety devices and operational aids for proper operation (including significant inaccuracies).
Gasoline, diesel, electric, or other power plants for safety-related problems (such as leaking exhaust and emergency shut-down feature) and conditions, and proper operation.
Chains and chain drive sprockets for excessive wear of sprockets and excessive chain stretch.
Travel steering, brakes, and locking devices, for proper operation.
Hydraulic, pneumatic and other pressurized hoses, fittings and tubing, as follows:
Flexible hose or its junction with the fittings for indications of leaks.
Threaded or clamped joints for leaks.
Outer covering of the hose for blistering, abnormal deformation or other signs of failure/impending failure.
Outer surface of a hose, rigid tube, or fitting for indications of excessive abrasion or scrubbing.
Performance indicators: Unusual noises or vibration, low operating speed, excessive heating of the fluid, low pressure.
Shaft seals and joints between pump sections for leaks.
Spools: Sticking, improper return to neutral, and leaks.
Relief valves: Failure to reach correct pressure (if there is a manufacturer procedure for checking pressure, it must be followed).
Rod eyes and connecting joints: Loose or deformed.
Outrigger or stabilizer pads/floats for excessive wear or cracks.
Electrical components and wiring for cracked or split insulation and loose or corroded terminations.
Warning labels and decals originally supplied with the equipment by the manufacturer or otherwise required under this standard: Missing or unreadable.
Originally equipped operator seat (or equivalent): Missing.
Steps, ladders, handrails, guards: In unusable/unsafe condition.
Originally equipped steps, ladders, handrails, guards: Missing.
This inspection must include functional testing to determine that the equipment as configured in the inspection is functioning properly.
If any deficiency is identified, an immediate determination must be made by the qualified person as to whether the deficiency constitutes a safety hazard or, though not yet a safety hazard, needs to be monitored in the monthly inspections.
If the qualified person determines that, though not presently a safety hazard, the deficiency needs to be monitored, the employer must ensure that the deficiency is checked in the monthly inspections.
The following information must be documented, maintained, and retained for a minimum of 12 months, by the employer that conducts the inspection:
The name and signature of the person who conducted the inspection and the date.