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DGFASLI, Mumbai, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.

FORM VII

Dock Workers (Safety. Health And Welfare) Regulations, 1989

[See Regulations 49 and 51 (2)]

Certificate Of Annealing Of Loose Gears

Certificate No.................

(1) In case of dock, wharf or quay

Name of dock, wharf or quay where lifting appliances are fitted.

(2) In case of Ship

Name of Ship ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Official number ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Call Sign ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Port of registry ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Name of Owner ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Distinguishing Number of marksDescription of gearNumber Of The Certificate Of Test And ExaminationNumber annealedDate of annealingDefects found at careful inspection after annealing
123456

7. Name and address of public service, association, company or firm or testing establishment carrying out the annealing and inspection......................

8. Name and position of competent person in public service, association,
company or firm or testing establishment..........

I certify that on the date shown in Column (5) the gear described in Columns (1) to (4) wa:; effectually annealed under my supervision that after being so annealed every article was carefully inspected; and that no defects affecting its safe working condition were found other than those indicated in column (6).

Signature of the competent person Seal
(see Note below)

Registration/Authority number of the competent person.

NOTES

  • Column(2): The dimensions of the gear. the type of material of which It is made and the heat treatment received in manufacture should be stated.
  • "Competent person" means:­
    • a person belonging to a testing establishment in India who is approved by the Chief Inspector for the purposes of testing, examination or annealing and certification of lifting appliances. loose gears or wire ropes;
    • any other person who is recognised under the relevant regulations in force in other countries as competent for issuing certificates for any of the purposes mentioned in sub-clause (i) for implementation of the Protection Against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932 (No. 32) and the Convention concerning Occupational Safety and Health in Dock Work (No. 152), 1979, adopted by International Labour Conference.
  • For requirements as to annealing see instructions below:

    This certificate is optional. The above particulars may be entered in Pt. IV of the Register (Form II).

Instructions

  • Chains (other than bridle chains attached to derricks or masks). rings. hooks. shackles and swivels in general use of hoisting or lowering must be effectively annealed at the following intervals:
    Class of GearIf used on lifting appliances driven by powerIf used solely on lifting appliances worked by hand
    123
    (12.5 mm) and smaller gear6 months12 months
    Other gear12 months2 years
  • The annealing must be carried out under the supervision of a competent person.
    • It is recommended though not required by the regulations, that annealing should be carried out in a suitably constructed furnace, heated to a temperature between 600o to 700o centigrade, for a period between 30 and 60 minutes
    • It is recommended though not required by regulations that normalising should be carried out in suitably constructed furnace, heated to a temperature between 920o and 950o centigrade.
  • The requirements of annealing does not apply to bridle chains attached to derricks or masks, and the following classes of gears have been exempted from annealing subject to the conditions stated below:
    • Chains made of malleable cast iron;
    • Plate link chains;
    • Chains, rings, hooks, shackles and swivels made of steel;
    • Pitched chains;
    • Rings, hooks, shackles and swivels permanently attached to pitched chains, pulley, blocks;
    • Hooks and swivels having crew-threaded parts of ball bearings or other case hardened parts;
    • Bordeaux connections.

    These classes of gears have been exempted from annealing subject to the conditions that such gear shall be thoroughly examined by a competent person once at least in every twelve months and that before the gear is subsequently taken into use, the prescribed certificates of such examination shall be attached to the prescribed register (Form II) or alternatively the required particulars may be entered, in Pt. III of the register.