§ 9-3302.  Erection, Jumping, Lowering and Dismantling of Tower Cranes.
   (1)   No person shall erect a tower crane unless:
      (a)   the tower crane owner has disclosed the following information to the construction manager and building owner:
         (.1)   The age of the tower crane that will be used on the project;
         (.2)   Whether the tower crane manufacturer is currently in business; and
         (.3)   Whether the original equipment manufacturer's parts are available to repair major components of the tower crane should such repair become necessary;
      (b)   all rigging equipment used in erecting, climbing (jumping), dismantling and hoisting operations has been inspected by a competent person upon arrival at the installation site and inspected by a qualified person prior to the commencement of the operation;
      (c)   the tower crane owner, renter or lessee has submitted documentation including plans or drawings to the Department detailing how the tower crane will be supported and attached to the building. Such documentation shall be reviewed and sealed by a professional engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with expertise in structural design; 1170
      (d)   the tower crane owner or renter has submitted to the Department a valid Certificate of Insurance with a minimum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) of General Comprehensive Liability Insurance naming the City of Philadelphia as an additional insured and a certificate holder. Such certificate must be maintained in effect at all times the tower crane is located on the job site; and 1171
      (e)   the tower crane owner or renter has obtained a permit from the Department for the erection of the tower crane, based on submission of the documentation required by subsections (1)(c) and (1)(d). 1172
   (2)   No person shall erect, climb (jump), lower or dismantle a tower crane unless:
      (a)   a qualified person who is factory-trained and who is experienced with the specific crane being used is designated by the tower crane owner, renter or lessee to supervise the operation;
      (b)   the supervisor has submitted a job hazard analysis for the operation to the construction manager;
      (c)   the tower crane owner, renter or lessee has designated a single competent person to be the dedicated safety representative that is present at the time of the operation;
      (d)   the supervisor has determined that each member of the crew designated to work on the operation has received a minimum of 30 hours of documented on-the-job or classroom training and, where necessary, is certified in accordance with Section 9-3303 regarding individuals who are involved in any aspect related to the operation of the tower crane;
      (e)   the supervisor and the dedicated safety representative have convened a site-meeting with all members of the crew in order to ensure that each member understands his/her particular task(s) and the hazards associated with those tasks and the overall operation; and
      (f)   either:
         (.1)   the supervisor ensures that site-specific procedures utilizing written instructions provided by the crane manufacturer are followed for the operation. Such written procedures shall be maintained on site with other documentation related to the project and made available for inspection by the Department upon request; or
         (.2)   a professional engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who is familiar with the type of equipment involved and the procedures of the operation is present at the site, monitors the operation and provides advice to the supervisor regarding the engineering safety aspects of the operation.

 

Notes

1170
   Amended, Bill No. 170955-A (approved February 14, 2018).
1171
   Amended, Bill No. 170955-A (approved February 14, 2018).
1172
   Added, Bill No. 170955-A (approved February 14, 2018).