Maritime Rules Part 49
Current version of Part 49
This rule applies to:
- ships’ lifting appliances
- loose cargo gear carried on board ships.
Part 49 deals with the testing, examination and inspection of ships’ lifting appliances and the loose cargo gear carried onboard the ship.
It also requires the marking of a ship’s lifting appliances and loose cargo gear and the carriage of a register of equipment, rigging plan and certificates of test for the lifting appliances and gear.
Part 49 complements the Guidelines for Safety and Health in Port Operations, under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, which covers the safety of lifting appliances and gear which are shore-based. Please note that these guidelines will be updated under the new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015 in the near future.
Both the OSH Guidelines and Part 49 implement the requirements of the International Labour Organisation’s Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Safety) Convention 1979, No. 152.