On January 1, 2024, significant changes to Ontario crane inspection regulations (O.Reg.213/91) will take effect. To remain in compliance, crane owners must embrace more rigorous testing and maintain meticulous logbooks for every crane.
Prior to the August 8, 2023, amendment, the law referenced the 1974 version of CSA Z150. However, in the absence of a logbook with proper recording of inspection and maintenance, the amended law references the 2016 version of CSA Z150, effective from January 1, 2024, which requires owners to perform not only structural inspection of cranes, but also operational and mechanical inspections under the supervision of a professional engineer.
A Brief History
First published in 1974, CSA Z150 is a standard developed for the safety of mobile cranes in Canada.
The CSA Z150 standard has evolved over the years:
On August 8, 2023, an amendment to the regulations (O.Reg.213/91) was enacted that affects inspection requirements and record-keeping. The amended law will take effect on January 1, 2024. Changes are highlighted below.
Beginning in 2024, the crane owner must keep a logbook that shows all inspections, tests, repairs, modifications, and maintenance for each crane. Inspections must be completed per the CSA Z150-16 standard, which requires structural inspection utilizing non-destructive testing (NDT) and mechanical inspection under the supervision of a professional engineer.
Read more about the legislation here: O. Reg. 213/91: CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (ontario.ca)
How IIA Can Help
We have updated our inspection checklist and trained our staff on Ontario’s new regulatory requirements for cranes. To accommodate the new requirements taking effect in 2024, we offer:
As a leading provider of crane inspections for more than 20 years, IIA is here to help customers navigate these and future changes to ensure crane safety and compliance. For further information please contact our IIA Canadian services at 647-559-6259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org