[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 3-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Before any crane operator, contractor or other person or company initiates the use of a crane within the municipality, a permit shall be obtained, with application to be made at least seven days before a crane is to be erected.
Application for a permit to operate a crane under this chapter shall be submitted in writing to the Construction Official and shall include the following information:
Applicant's name, address, telephone number, project safety contact person, employer's representative at the site, including title and twenty-four-hour contact information.
Designation of type of contractor and description of crane being operated.
Location of crane jobsite.
Number of employees and anticipated starting date for crane operation.
Designation of existence of high voltage lines and other overhead utilities.
Proof of licensure by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, including current certification for the specialty or specialties for which the crane operator is certified, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 45:26-1 et seq.
Proof of annual/comprehensive inspection required by 29 CFR 1926.1412(f).
Certification that the applicant will comply with all applicable safety laws and regulations with respect to the operation of the crane.
A written job plan which describes the intended operation of the subject crane, including specific uses of the crane and the nature and weight of anticipated loads.
The applicant shall provide proof of insurance as follows:
The Township shall be named as an additional insured on all insurance policies. Upon receipt of a properly completed application and compliance with the requirements of this chapter, the Township Construction Official shall issue the requested permit within five business days. The Township Construction Official may deny, revoke or suspend the permit for good cause shown. Denials, revocations and suspensions of the permit may be appealed to the Township Business Administrator within 10 days' whose decision shall be final.
The application fee for a permit shall be $100 and may be increased by resolution of the Township Council from time to time. A permit shall be valid for a period of 90 days and may be renewed for an additional ninety-day period upon a showing of continued compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
A crane operator shall immediately notify the Township Construction Official of any accident causing personal injury or damage to property involving a crane covered by this chapter.
All crane equipment shall be kept in safe working condition at all times by the owner and licensee.
If any safety or operational aid used or required to be used in connection with the operation of a crane is not working properly, the crane operator shall immediately shut down the crane until such time that the required safety or operational aid is repaired or replaced and the crane is restored to properly working order.
Any and all safety requirements promulgated by the Department of Labor, OSHA or Township must be adhered to at all times.
Every crane shall be thoroughly inspected by a competent designated employee or authorized agent of the owner or lessee of such mobile crane, tower crane or derrick at intervals not exceeding one month. Such inspection shall include but not be limited to all blocks, shackles, sheaves, wire rope, connectors, and various devices on the master boom, controls and breaking mechanisms.
A written, dated and signed record of each such inspection shall be completed by the competent designated employee or authorized agent who made the inspection. The most recent record of such inspection shall be posted inside the cab of such crane and shall be filed with the Township. Attached to such record of inspection shall be a written designation naming the competent employee or authorized agent. Such attached designation shall be signed by the owner or lessee of such.
Every crane shall be inspected by the competent designated employee before being erected or operated for the first time on any job.
Adjustments and repairs to cranes shall be made only by competent designated persons.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Township Construction Official of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. The Township Construction Official is hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations and forms as are deemed necessary to aid in the enforcement and administration of this chapter.
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.