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Dock Workers (Safety, Health & Wekfare) Regulations, 1990[1990]
Regulations

PART VI
SPECIAL PROVISIONS
SCHEDULE XI
Schedule for Medical Examination of dock workers
[See Regulations 74 (d) and 107 (2) (b)]

1. The employer shall arrange a medical examination of all the dock workers employed as drivers/operators of lifting appliances and transport equipment before employing, after illness or injury if it appears that the illness or injury  may affect his fitness and thereafter once in every 2 years upto the age of 40 and once in a year, thereafter

2. Complete and confidential records of medical examination shall be maintained by the employer or the physician authorised by him.

3. The medical examination shall include:

(a) full medical and occupational history,

(b) clinical examination with particular reference to-

(i) General physique;
(ii) Sight:

(1) Distant vision, either eye should not be less than Snellen 6/12 corrected or uncorrected and not less than 6/36 uncorrected in the worse eye.

(2) Near vision; not less Ns' corrected or uncorrected (In either eye)

(3) Binocular vision.

(4) No diplopia.

(5) No limitation of visual fields.

(6) Stercopsis must be column 4, 5, or 6 in key-stone vision screening test.

7) Testing of colour vision (especially the ability to distinguish between red and green) by a suitable test.

(iii) Hearing:

Persons with normal hearing must be able to hear a forced whisper at 24 feet. Persons using hearing aids must be able to hear a warning shout under noisy working conditions.

iv) Upper limbs. Adequate arm function and grip (both arms).

(v) Lower limbs, adequate leg and foot function.

(vi) Spine, adequate flexible for the job concerned.

(vii) General, mental alertness and stability with good eye, hand and foot co-ordination.

(c) Any other tests which the examining doctor considers necessary.

 

FORM I

DOCK WORKERS (SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE) REGULATIONS, 1989
Notice to the owner, master or officer-in-charge (name of ship).
[See Regulations 7 (4) and (33)]

(............................................)

I, hereby give notice that the dock work involving loading or unloading or coaling have been completed (* for the  time  being) at the hatches names below, and that the hatches in question have been- left fenced or covered as required by Regulation

Hatchway

Dock

..................
..................
..................
..................
..................

taken into use by your or on your behalf.

......................

signature

Time

Date

Delete whichever is not required

*Delete if not required.

 

FORM II

PART I

Initial and periodical load test of lifting appliances and their annual thorough examination.

[See Regulations 41 and 51]

"Thorough examination" means a detailed visual examination by a competent person; supplemented if necessary by other means such as a hammer test, carried out as carefully as the conditions permit, in order to arrive at a reliable conclusion as to the safety of the parts examined and if necessary for this purpose parts of the machines and gear must be dismantled.

(A)
Initial and periodical load tests of lifting appliances

Situation and Description of Lifting appliances tested with distinguishing number or marks if any No. of certificate of test and examination of Competent person I certify that on the date on which I have appended my signature the lifting appliance shown in Col. (1) was tested and no defects affecting its safe working condition were found other than those shown in Col. 5 Remarks (To be signed and dated)
1
Date and Signature With seal
2
Date and Signature With seal
3
4 5

(1)

(2)

     
(B)
Annual thorough examination
I certify that on the date to which I have appended my signature, the lifting appliance shown in Col. (1) was thoroughly examined and no defects affecting its safe working conditions were found other than those shown in Col. (12) Remarks to be signed and dated
Date and Signature With seal Date and Signature With seal Date and Signature With seal Date and Signature With seal Date and Signature With seal Date and Signature With seal Date and Signature With seal
6 7 8 9 10 11 12

(1)

(2)

Note.-If all the lifting appliances are thoroughly examined on the same date it will be sufficient to enter in Column (1) "All lifting appliances". If not, the parts which have been thoroughly examined on the dates stated must be clearly indicated.

PART II

Initial and Periodical load test of loose gears and Annual thorough examination
[See Regulations 47 and 51]

List of Loose gear:

The following classes of loose gears namely-

1. Chains made of malleable cast iron;

2. Plate link chains;

3. Chains, rings, hooks, shackle and swivels made of steel;

4. Pitched chains;

5. Rings, hooks, shackles and swivels permanently attached to pitched chains, pulley blocks, container spreaders, rays, slings, baskets, etc. and any other similar gear.

6. Hooks and swivels having screw-threaded parts or case-hardened parts; and

7. Bordeaux connections.

Initial Test and periodical load test of loose gears
Distinguishing No. or marks Description of loose gear tested and examined No. of certificate I certify that on date to which of Test and exami- I have appended my signature the nation of competent loose gears shown Col. (1) & (2) person. were tested and no defects affecting the safe working condition were found other than those shown in col.(6)
    Date and Signature With seal with seal Date and Signature With seal with seal
1 2 3 4 5

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

       
Annual thorough examination of loose gears
Remarks (To be signed and dated) I certify that on the date to which I have appended my signature the loose gears shown in Col. (1) &(2) were thoroughly examined by me and no defects affecting their safe working condition were found other than those shown in Col. (10)
Date and Signature With seal with seal
6
Date and Signature With seal with seal
7
Date and Signature With seal with seal
8
Date and Signature With seal with seal
9
Date and Signature With seal with seal
10

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(6)

       

 

PART III
Annealing of Chains, Rings, Hooks, Shackles and Swivels (other than those exempted-
(See Part-Il)

[See Regulation 49 and 51]

12.5 mm and smaller chains rings, hooks, shackles and swivels in general useIf used with lifting appliance driven by power, must be annealed once at least in every 6 months. If used solely with lifting appliance worked by hand, must be annealed once at least in every 12 months.
Other chains, rings,hooks,shackles and swivels in general useIf used with lifting appliance driven by power, must be annealed once at least in every 12 months. If used solely with lifting appliance worked by hand, must be annealed once at least in every two years.
Note -It is recommended though not required by the Regulations-that annealing should be carried out in a suitably constructed furnace heated to temperature between 1100 and 1300 Fahrenheit or 600 and 700 Centigrade, for a period between 30 and 60 minutes.  
Distingui shing No. or mark Descripti on of gear annealed No.of the certificate or test examination I certify that on the dete to which I have appended my signature,the gear and described in Cols. (1) and (2) was effectually annealed under my super- and Vision,that after being so annealed Every article was carefully inspected And that on defects affecting its safe Working condition were found other Than with shown in column (7) Remark ( to be signed dated)
    Date and signature with seal Date and signature with seal Date and signature with seal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

 

 

FORM III

DOCK WORKERS (SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE),REGULATIONS, 1989
[See Regulations 41 and. 51(2)]
CERTIFICATE OF INITIAL AND PERIODICAL TEST AND EXAMINATION OF WINCHES. DERRICKS AND THEIR
ACCESSORY GEAR

Test Certificates No.......................................

(a) In case of Dock, Wharf or Quay-

Name of the Dock, Wharf or Quay

where lifting appliances are fitted..................

(b) In case of Ship-

Name of the Ship.........................

Official Number..............................

Call Sign...................................................

Port of registry..........................................

Name of owner.........................................

Situation and Description of lifting appliances and Gear with distinguishing number or marks (if any), which have been tested, thoroughly examined Angle to the horizontal of derrick boom at which test load applied. Test load applied Safe working load at the angle shown in Col. (2)
(1)
(2)
.
(Degrees)
(3)
(Tonnes)
(4)
(Tonnes)
5. Name & address of public service association , company or firm or testing establishment making the test and examination ........................
6. Name and position of the competent person of public service association, company or firm or testing establishment ........................

I certify that on the ......day of 19.......the lifting Appliance shown in Col. (1) together with its necessary gear was tested in the manner set forth overleaf in my presence that a careful examination of the said lifting appliances after the test showed that it had withstood the test showed that it had withstood the test load without injury or permanent defornation and that the safe working load of the said lifting appliance and accessory gear is as shown in Column (4)

Signature of the competent person ................. Date.............
(See Note 3)

*Seal
Registration/Authority number of the competent person.

   

NOTES

1. Column (1)-Sufficient particulars must be given to Identify the gear, for example, in the case of a winch or derrick, the number of the hold, etc., should be shown.

2. Column (2)-As a rule, a derrick, should be tested with its boom at the minimum angle to the horizontal for which the derrick system Is designed (generally 15), or at such greater angle as may be agreed.

"Competent person" means:-

(i) a person belonging to a testing establishment in India who is approved by Chief Inspector for the purposes of testing, examination or annealing and certification of lifting appliances, loose gears or wire ropes;

(ii) any other person who is recognised under the relevant regulations in force in other countries as competent for issuing certificates for any of the purposes mentioned in sub-clause(I)for implementation of the protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised) 1932 (No. 32)and the Convention concerning the Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152), 1979,adopted by International Labour Conference.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Lift appliances:-Every lifting appliance with its accessory gear, shall be subjected to a test load which shall exceed the safe working load (SWL) as follows:

Safe Working Load Test Load
Upto 20 tonnes
20 to 50 tonnes
Over 50 tonnes
25 per cent in excess
5 tonnes In excess
10 per cent in excess

2. Ship's derricks:

(a) In the case of derrick system the test load shall be lifted with the ship's normal tackle with the derrick at the minimum angle to the horizontal for which the derrick system is designed (generally 15 degrees), or at such greater angle as may be agreed. The angle at which the test was made should be stated In the certificate of test. After the test load has been lifted, it should be swung as far as possible in both the directions.

(b) A derrick boom designed to be raised with power with the load suspended shall in addition to the above test at (a), be raised (with the load suspended) to its maximum working angle to the horizontal at the two out most positions.

(c) While test load testing of a heavy lift derrick, the competent person responsible for test using movable weights shall ascertain from the Master that the ship's stability will be adequate for the test.

3.The derrick tested under Cl. (2) shall not be used in union purchase rig unless-

(a) the derricks rigged in union purchase are tested with the test load appropriate to the SWL in union purchase (at the designed head room and with the denick booms in their approved working positions);

(b) the safe working load of that derrick in union purchase rig has also been specified by a competent person in a report in Form III;

(c) any limitations or conditions specified in the said report are complied with; and

(d) the two hoist ropes are coupled together by a suitable swivel assembly

Note.-The safe working loads of derricks (for each method of rig including union purchase) shall be shown on the Certificate of test and marked on the derrick booms.

4. Use of spring or hydraulic balances, etc. for test load testing:

All tests normally shall be carried on with the help of dead weights. Test load testing on new ships shall always be with dead weights. In case of periodical tests, replacements or renewals, test load may be applied by means of a suitable spring or hydraulic balances. In such case, test load shall be applied with the boom as far out as practicable in both directions. The test shall not be taken as satisfactory unless the balance has been certified for accuracy by competent authority, within two per cent, and the pointer of the machine has remained constant as the test load for a period of at least 5 minutes.

5. Testing machines and dead weights:

(a) A suitable testing machine shall be used for testing of chains, wire ropes, loose gears and other cargo gear.

(b) Testing machines and balances to be used in test loading, testing and checking shall not be used unless they have been certified for accuracy at least once in the preceding 12 months by competent authority.

(c) Moveable weights used for the test loading of the lifting appliance, loose gears and lifting device having a safe working load not exceeding 20 tonnes shall be checked for accuracy by means of suitable weighing machine.

6. Thorough examination after testing or test loading:

After being tested or tested loaded, every lifting appliance, with their accessory gear shall be thoroughly examined to see that no part has been damaged or permanently deformed during the test. For this purpose, the lifting appliance or gear shall be dismantled to the extent considered necessary by the competent person.

7. In the case of heavy derricks, care should be taken to ensure that the appropriate shroude and stays are rigged.

8. The test and examination must be made by a competent person.

 

FORM IV

DOCK WORKERS (SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE) REGULATIONS, 1989
[See Regulations 41 and 51 (2)1

CERTIFICATE OF INITIAL AND PERIODICAL TEST AND EXAMINATION OF CRANES OR HOISTS AND THEIR ACCESSORY GEAR

Test Certificate No......................

(a) In case of dock, wharf or quay-

Name of dock, wharf or quay
where lifting appliances are fitted.....................................

(b) In case of Ship-

Name of Ship- ..............................

Official number- .................................

Call Sign...........

Port of registry ...................

Name of Owner .................

Distinguishing Number of marks Discription, diamens on and material od gear/device Number of tested Date of test Test load
applied (tonnes)
Safe working load (SWL) (tonnes)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
           

7. Name of Address of manufacture or suppliers

8. Initial test and examination certificate No. and Date .................( only in case of periodical test and examination)

9. Name and address of public service, association or firm or test in establishment making the test and examination

10. Name and position of competent person of public service, association, company or firm or testing establishment.................

I certify that on the....day of.......the above lifting appliance together with its accessory gear, was tested in the manner set forth overleaf that a careful examination of the said lifting appliance and gear after the test showed that it had withstood the test load without injury or permanent deformation; and the safe working load of the said lifting appliance and gear is as shown in column (4).

Signature of the competent person *Seal Date.....................

(See note 3)

Registration/Authority number of the competent person.

NOTES

1. Column (1): Sufficient particulars must be given to identify the crane or hoist.

2. Column (2): If the jib has a variable radius, test loads must be applied at the maximum and minimum radii.

"Competent person" means:-

(i) a person belonging to a testing establishment in India who is approved by the Chief Inspector for the purposes of testing, examination or annealing and certification of lifting appliances, loose gears or wire ropes;

(ii) any other person who is recognised under the relevant regulation in force in other countries as competent for issuing certificates for any of the purposes mentioned in sub-clause (i) for implementation of the protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised) 1932 (No. 32) and the Convention concerning the Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152), 1979, adopted by International Labour Conference.

INSTRUCTIONS

Loose Gear

1. Every crane and other hoisting machine with its accessory gear shall be tested with a test load which shall exceed the safe working load (SWL) as follows:

Safe Working Load..... Test Load

Upto 20 tonnes....... 2 per cent in excess of SWL

20 to 50 tonnes...... 5 tonnes in excess of SWL

Over 50 tonnes....... 10 per cent in excess of SWL

2. Lifting appliance other than ship's derricks and winches:

(a) The test load shall be lifted and swung as far as possible in both directions. If the jib or boom of the crane has a variable radius, It shall be tested with test loads at the maximum and minimum radii. In case of hydraulic cranes, when owing to the limitation of pressure

it is impossible to lift test load in accordance with table under paragraph 1, it will be sufficient to lift the greatest possible load.

(b) The test shall be performed at maximum, minimum and intermediate radius points as well as such points in the arc of rotation as the competent person may decide. The test shall consist of hoisting, lowering, braking and swinging through all positions and operations normally performed.

(c) An additional test shall be made by operating the crane or hoist at maximum working speed with the SWL suspended.

3. Use of spring or hydraulic balance; etc. for test load testing:

All tests normally shall be carried on with the help of dead weights. Test load testing on new ship shall always be with dead weights. In case of periodical tests, replacements or renewals, test load may be applied by means of a suitable spring or hydraulic balances. In such case, test load shall be applied with the boom as far out as practicable in both directions. The test shall not be taken as satisfactory unless the balance has been certified for accuracy by competent authority within two percent and the pointer of the machine has remained constant at the test load for a period of at least 5 minutes.

4. Testing machines and weights;

(a) A suitable testing machine shall be used for testing of chains, wire ropes, loose gears and other cargo gear.

(b) Testing machines and balances to be used In test loading, testing and checking shall not be used unless they have been certified for accuracy at least once in the preceding 12 months by Competent Authority.

(c) Moveable weights used for the test loading of the lifting appliances having a SWL not exceeding 20 tonnes shall be checked for accuracy by means of suitable weighing machine.

5. Thorough examination after testing of test- loading;

After being tested or test loaded, every lifting appliance and associated gears shall be thoroughly examined to see that no part has been damaged or permanently deformed during the test. For this purpose, the lifting appliance or accessory gear shall be dismantled to the extent considered necessary by the Competent Person.

6. The test and thorough examination must be made by a Competent Person.

 

FORM V

DOCK WORKERS (SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE) REGULATIONS, 1989
[See Regulations 47 and 51 (2)]

CERTIFICATE OF INITIAL AND PERIODICAL TEST AND EXAMINATION OF LOOSE GEARS

Test Certificate No................

(1) in case of dock, wharf or quay-

Name of the dock, Wharf or
quay where lifting appliances
are fitted.............

(2) in case of Ship-

Name of the Ship............
Official Number.............
Call Sign........................
Port of Registry..............
Name of owner..............
Distinguishing Number of marks Discription, diamens on and material od gear/device Number of tested Date of test Test load
applied (tonnes)
Safe working load (SWL) (tonnes)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
           

7. Name and address of manufacturer or suppliers...............

8. initial test and examination certificate No. and date...............(only in case of periodical test and examination).

9. Name and address of public service, association, company or firm or testing establishment making the test and examination...........

10. Name and position of competent person in public service, association, company or firm or testing establishment..................

I certify that on the........... day of. ...........19............... the above gear was tested and examined In the manner set forth overleaf; that the examination showed the said gear/device withstood the test load without Injury or deformation; and that the safe working load of the said gear/device is as shown in column 6.

Signature of the competent person Seal Date....................

(See Note 2)

Registration/Authority number of the corn pe tent person

NOTES

1. Column (2): The dimensions of the loose gear the type of material of which it is made and where applicable, the heat treatment received in manufacture should be stated (unless Form No. VII is used for the purpose).

"Competent person" means:

(i) a person belonging to a testing establishment in India who is approved by the Chief Inspector, for the purposes of testing, examination or annealing and certification of lifting appliances,loose gears or wire ropes;

(ii) any other person who Is recognised under the relevant regulations In force in other countries as competent for Issuing certificates for any of the purposes mentioned in sub-clause (i) for implementation of the Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932 (No. 32) and the Convention concerning the Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152), 1979, adopted by International Labour Conference.

INSTRUCTIONS

Loose gear

1. (a) Every ring, hook, chain, shackle, swivel, eye bolt, plate clampe, triangular plate or pulley block (except single sheave block) shall be subjected to a test load which shall not be less than the following:

S.W.L. (In tonnes) .............Text Load (in tonnes)
Upto 25 ............. ..................2 X Safe Working Load (SWL)
Above 25............. ................(1.22 X SWL) X 20

(b) In the case of a single sheave block, the SWL shall be the maximum load which can safely be lifted by the Block when suspended by its head fitting and the load is attached to a rope which passes around the sheave of the block and test load not less than four times the proposed safe working load shall be applied to the head of the block.

(c) In the case of a multi-sheave block, the test load shall not be less than the following:

SWL (in tonnes)............. ...Test Load in tonnes
Upto 25............. .................. 2 X SWL
Above 25 ............. ...............to 160 (0.933 X SWL) + 27
Above 160 ............. ..............1.1 X SWL

(d) In case of hand-operated pulley blocks used with pitched chains and rings, hooks, shackles or swivels permanently attached thereto, a test load not less than 50 per cent in excess of the safe working load shall be applied.

(e) In the case of a pulley block fitted with a bucket, the bucket shall be tested and the test load applied to the bucket while testing that block will be accepted as test loading of the bucket.

(f) In the case of a sling. having two legs, the safe working load shall be calculated when the angle between the legs is 900. In case of Multi-legged slings, the safe working load shall be calculated as per the national standards.

(g) Every lifting beam, lifting frame, container spreader, bucket, tub and other such gears shall be subject to a test load which shall not be less than that given In table below:

Safe working load (in tonnes)............. ...........Test load (in tonnes)
Upto 10............. ............................... .................. 2 X SWL
Above 10 to 160............ ............................... ...(1.04 X SWL) + 9.6Above 160 ............ ............................... .............1.1 X SWL

(h) (i) Before any text is carried out, a visual Inspection of the lifting appliances or loose gear or lifting devices Involved shall be conducted and any vitiable defective gear shall be replaced or renewed.

(ii) After being tested, all the loose gear and other such gears shall be examined. All the sheaves and the pins of the pulley blocks shall be removed to see whether any part has been injured or permanently deformed by the test.

2. The test and examination must be made by a competent person.

FORM VI

Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) ReguIail.ms,1989
[See Regulations 48 and 51 (2)]

Certificate of test and Examination of wire rope before being taken into use.

Test Certificate No.............

(1) Name and address of maker or supplier

(2) (a) Circumference/diameter of rope

(b) Number of strands

(c) Number of wires per strand

(d) Lay

(e) Core

(3) Quality of wire (e.g. Best Plough steel)

(4) (a) Date of test of sample of rope

(b) Load at which sample broke (tonnes)

(c) Safe working load of rope (tonnes) (Please see Instruction-1)

(d) Intended use

(5) Name and address of public service, association, company or firm or testing establishment making the test and examination.

(6) Name and position of Competent Person in public service, association, company or firm or testing establishment making the test and examination.

I certify that the above particulars are correct, and that the test and examination were carried out by me and no defects affecting its safe working load (SWL) were found.

Signature of the competent person Sea............ ............................... ........ Date.....................

(See Note below)

Registration/Authority number of the Competent Person.

NOTES

1. Column (2): The dimensions of the loose gear the type of material of which it is made and where applicable, the heat treatment received in manufacture should be stated (unless Form No. VII is used for the purpose).

"Competent person" means.-

(i) a person belonging to a testing establishment in India who is approved by the Chief Inspector for the purposes of testing, examination or annealing and certification of lifting appliances, loose gears or wire ropes;

(ii) any other person who is recognised under the relevant regulations in force in other countries as competent for issuing certificates for any of the purposes mentioned in sub-clause (I) for implementation of the Protection Against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932 (No. 32) and the Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152), 1979, adopted by International Labour Conference.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Wire rope shall be tested by sample, a piece being tested to destruction, and the safe working load of rope is to be determined by dividing the load at which the sample broke by a co-efficient of utilisation determined as follows:

S.W.L. (in tonnes) ............ ...............................Text Load (in tonnes)
Upto 25............ ............................... .................. 2 X Safe Working Load (SWL)
Above 25 ............ ............................... ...............(1.22 X SWL) X 20

(b) In the case of a single sheave block, the SWL shall be the maximum load which can safely be lifted by the Block when suspended by its head fitting and the load is attached to a rope which passes around the sheave of the block and test load not less than four times the proposed safe working load shall be applied to the head of the block.

(c) In the case of a multi-sheave block, the test load shall not be less than the following:

SWL (in tonnes)............ ............................... ....Test Load in tonnes
Upto 25 ............ ............................... ..................2 X SWL
Above 25 to 160............ ............................... ..(0.933 X SWL) + 27
Above 160 ............ ............................... ............1.1 X SWL

(d) In case of hand-operated pully blocks used with pitched chains and rings, hooks, shackles or swivels permanently attached thereto, a test load not less than 50 per cent in excess of the safe working load shall be applied.

(e) In the case of a pully block fitted with a bucket, the bucket shall be tested and the test load applied to the bucket while testing that block will be accepted as test loading of the bucket.

(f) In the case of a sling having two legs, the safe working load shall be calculated when the angle between the legs is 90. In case of Multi-legged slings, the safe working load shall be calculated as per the national standards.

(g) Every lifting beam, lifting frame, container spreader, bucket, tub and other such gears shall be subject to a test load which shall not be less than that given in table below:

Safe working load (in tonnes)............ ............Test load (in tonnes)
Upto 10 ............ ............................... ..................2 X SWL
Above 10 to 160............ ............................... ..(1.04 X SWL) + 9.6
Above 160............ ............................... .............1.1 X SWL

(h) (i) Before any text is carried out, a visual inspection of the lifting appliances or loose gear or lifting devices involved shall be conducted and any vitiable defective gear shall be replaced or renewed.

(ii) After being tested, all the loose gear and other such gears shall be examined. All the sheaves and the pins of the pulley blocks shall be removed to see whether any part has been injured or permanently deformed by the test.

2. The test and examination must be made by a competent person.

3. The test must be made by Competent Person.

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