|Publication Date:||25 October 2018|
This standard establishes NASA's minimum requirements for, but not all details of, the design, construction, testing, inspection, maintenance, operation, and personnel licensing of lifting devices and equipment (LDE) listed in section 1.2 in order to enhance safety and reliability and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
This standard provides NASA-specific requirements and references applicable OSHA and Voluntary Consensus Standards (VCS). This standard establishes minimum safety requirements; NASA installations are encouraged to assess their individual lifting programs and develop additional requirements as needed.
This standard is applicable to NASA-owned and NASA contractor-supplied overhead and gantry cranes (including top running, monorail, underhung, and jib cranes), mobile cranes, derricks, hoists, winches used for lifting applications, hoist-supported personnel lifting devices, load positioning devices (e.g., Hydra Sets®), load measuring devices, hooks, jacks used for critical lifts, slings, rigging hardware, below-the-hook lifting devices, mobile aerial platforms, and high lift industrial trucks used in support of NASA operations at NASA installations and NASA operations in host countries. This standard does not apply to front-end loaders, elevators, or lifting devices used in non-lifting applications (e.g., balloon launching fixtures, jacks serving only to render casters ineffective).
Rented or leased LDE used for non-critical lifts may be exempted from this standard by the written decision of the contracting officer, the responsible NASA installation/program
The need for compliance with this standard at contractor installations performing NASA work should be evaluated and made a contractual requirement where deemed necessary by the contracting officer, the responsible NASA installation/program
The LDEM shall have the authority to interpret this standard.
The LDEM shall have the authority to approve, disapprove, and levy requirements for the use of LDE not covered by paragraph 1.2.1 due to safety concerns or hazards presented by a particular application.
In this standard, "shall" denotes a mandatory requirement, "may" denotes a discretionary privilege or permission, "can" denotes statements of possibility or capability, "should" denotes a good practice, "will" denotes an expected outcome, and "must" denotes a reference to an existing requirement.