(a)  Air Pressure Gauge. Machines equipped with air brakes or air clutches shall have an air pressure gauge in view of the machine operator.

(b)  Derrick Guy Ropes. Derrick guy ropes that support masts shall be securely anchored and fastened. They shall be inspected at least semi‑monthly and replaced when needed.

(c)  Direction of Cab Travel. The cab of machines, when traveling, shall face in the direction of travel, if practicable; otherwise a competent person shall direct the movement from the ground.

(d)  Oilers. Oilers shall keep the machine operator informed as to their whereabouts.

(e)  Suspension Cables, Sheaves and Pins. All boom suspension cables, along with their sheaves and pins, shall comply with the machine manufacturer's specifications. They shall be inspected at least monthly and replaced when needed.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74‑24.4(a);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2018.