ES&H Manual



6141 Appendix T2

Procurement Requirements Related to Overhead & Mobile Cranes, Hoists, and Rigging



1.0            Purpose


All procurements or leases and related repair and maintenance services for overhead and mobile cranes, hoists, and rigging, contracted equipment, subcontracted services, follow the minimum procedure provided in ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T2 Procurement of Material Handling Equipment. 


Additional requirements for the procurement lease or maintenance of overhead and mobile cranes, hoists, and rigging are outlined in this document.


2.0            Scope


This document is performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Material Handling Equipment Program and ES&H Manual Chapter 6141 Material Handling – Rigging, Cranes, and Hoists


3.0            Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1              Requisitioner

·         Implement the requirements of ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T2 Procurement of Material Handling Equipment.


4.0            Process Steps


4.1              Rigging Equipment – Requisitions and Purchase Orders must specify the following:

·         “New Rigging equipment must meet the safety requirements of OSHA and ANSI.”

·         “Wire rope slings must be accompanied by proof of load test certification.”


4.2              Rental or Subcontractor provided Cranes/Hoists and Rigging – Requisitions and Purchase Orders must specify the following:

·         “JSA/Jefferson Lab requires assurance that the equipment meets the requirements of OSHA, ANSI, and Corps of Engineers safety standards prior to operation on site.”

·         “JSA/Jefferson Lab is to be provided with a copy of recent inspection and/or testing documentation upon request.”

·         “Subcontractor is to provide rigging equipment needed to accomplish the required lift.  Rigging equipment and hardware must meet the requirements of OSHA and ANSI standards and documentation of personnel qualification.” (Unless the lift requires Jefferson Lab's special rigging or the crane is under the direct control of Jefferson Lab personnel, i.e. Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative SOTR)


4.3              Short-term Subcontractors operating Jefferson Lab Cranes – Requisitions and Purchase Orders must specify the following:

·         “Subcontractor operating Jefferson Lab cranes will provide Jefferson Lab with proof that their crane operators meet the operator qualifications of OSHA and ANSI.”

·         “Subcontractor crane operators must attend a work area specific safety orientation prior to being authorized to operate any Jefferson Lab cranes.”

·         “Subcontractor employees must attend Jefferson Lab equipment specific training and be approved by the equipment owner before using any Jefferson Lab crane/hoist equipment.”

·         “The Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR) is to observe a subcontractor's operators and ensure their competency in the operation of the equipment.”

·         “Subcontractor will provide proof of liability insurance.”

·         “Subcontractor will provide their own rigging equipment.”


5.0            Revision Summary


Periodic Review – 12/04/14 – No changes.

Revision 1.0 – Updated to reflect current laboratory operations.











ESH&Q Division

Dave Kausch





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