Certificates of Operation shall comply with the following:
- The commissioner shall issue the initial Certificate of Operations for the crane or derrick with Certificate of Approval upon satisfactory inspection and test indicating that such crane or derrick is in a safe operating condition. The initial Certificate of Operation shall expire 1 year from the date of issuance.
- The owner of a crane or derrick covered by the Certificate of Operation shall renew the Certificate of Operation each year.
- If the owner of the covered crane or derrick applies for renewal of a certificate of operation within not more than 60 nor less than 30 days prior to the date of its expiration, such owner may continue to use the covered crane or derrick until the department grants or denies a new certificate.
- When a crane or derrick configuration is changed to increase the boom length, jibs or any extensions to the boom beyond the maximum approval length or when the load ratings are increased, a new Certificate of Operation shall be required. In such a case, the crane or derrick may not be operated until the new Certificate of Operation is obtained.
- An application for a new certificate of operation shall be submitted when attachments that affect the stability or structure of the crane or derrick are added. Calculations and load rating charts as required by rules promulgated by the commissioner shall be submitted with the renewal request.