OSHA Guide – Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Section 1440 – Sideboom Cranes

Most provisions of this standard apply to sideboom cranes. The exceptions are:

  • Section 1402 (Ground conditions)
  • Section 1415 (Safety devices)
  • Section 1416 (Operational aids), and
  • Section 1427 (Operator qualification and certification)

In addition, instead of the provision on boom free fall found in section 1426, sideboom cranes in which the boom is designed to free fall (live boom) are permit- ted only if manufactured prior to November 8, 2010. This section also specifies that sideboom cranes mounted on wheel or crawler tractors must meet certain listed requirements of ASME B30.14-2004 (side boom tractors).