Governors and secondary brakes shall be inspected and tested at intervals specified by the manufacturer/supplier but not to exceed every 12 months.
The results of the inspection and test shall confirm that the secondary brake is functioning properly.
If any hoisting machine or initiating device for the secondary brake system is removed from the equipment for testing, all reinstalled and directly related components shall be reinspected prior to returning the equipment installation to service.
Inspection of governors and secondary brakes shall be performed by a competent person.
The secondary brake governor and actuation device shall be tested before each day's use. Where testing is not feasible, a visual inspection of the brake shall be made instead to ensure that it is free to operate.
The results of the inspection and test shall confirm that the initiating device for the secondary braking system operates at the proper overspeed.