DOCK SAFETY REGULATION

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-“authorised person” means a person authorised by the  master of the ship or a responsible person to undertake a specific tasks and possessing necessary technical knowledge and experience for tasks;

-“competent person” means.-  a person belonging to a testing establishment in India who is approved by the Chief Inspector for the purpose of testing, examination or annealing and certification of lifting appliances, loose gears or wire ropes;

-“responsible person” means a person appointed by the master of the ship, the owner ,of or port authorities, as the case may be, to be responsible for the performance of a specific duties and who has sufficient knowledge and experience and the requisite authority for the proper performance of the duties;

-“loose gear” means hook, shackle, swivel, chain, sling, lifting beam, container speader, tray and any other such gear, by means of which the load can be attached to a lifting appliance and includes lifting device;

“lifting appliance” means all stationary or mobile cargo handling appliances including their permanent attachments, such as cranes, derricks shore based power operated ramps used on shore or on board ship for suspending, raising or lowering, cargo or moving them from one position to another while suspended or supported, in connection with the dock work and includes lifting machinery;

-“port authority” means the person having the general management and control of dock:

-“safe working load” in relation to a lifting appliance means the load which is the maximum load that may be imposed with safety in the normal working conditions (as assessed and certified by the competent person; )

Powers of Dock labour Inspectors

An Inspector may at any port for which he is appointed.-

(i)Enter, with such assistance, as he thinks fit, any ship, dock, warehouse or other premises, where any dock work, is being carried on,

(ii)make examination of the ship, dock, lifting appliance, loose gear, lifting device, staging, transport equipment, warehouse or other premises, used or to be used, for any dock work;

 

(iii)  take on the spot or otherwise such evidence of any person which he may deem necessary( Provided that no person shall be compelled under duress)

Powers of Dock labour Inspectors

An Inspector may at any port for which he is appointed.-

(i)Enter, with such assistance, as he thinks fit, any ship, dock, warehouse or other premises, where any dock work, is being carried on,

(ii)make examination of the ship, dock, lifting appliance, loose gear, lifting device, staging, transport equipment, warehouse or other premises, used or to be used, for any dock work;

 

(iii)  take on the spot or otherwise such evidence of any person which he may deem necessary( Provided that no person shall be compelled under duress)

Powers of Dock labour Inspectors

An Inspector may at any port for which he is appointed.-

(i)Enter, with such assistance, as he thinks fit, any ship, dock, warehouse or other premises, where any dock work, is being carried on,

(ii)make examination of the ship, dock, lifting appliance, loose gear, lifting device, staging, transport equipment, warehouse or other premises, used or to be used, for any dock work;

 

(iii)  take on the spot or otherwise such evidence of any person which he may deem necessary( Provided that no person shall be compelled under duress)

(iv) to answer any question or, give any evidence tending to incriminate himself; ( proof of evidence)

(v) take copies of registers, records or other documents or portions thereof as he may consider relevant in respect of any offence which he has reason to believe has been committed or for the purpose of any inquiry;

(vi) take photograph, sketch, sample, weight measure or record as he may consider necessary for the purpose of any examination or inquiry;

(vii) hold an inquiry into the cause of any accident or dangerous occurrence which he has reason to believe was the result of the collapse or failure of any lifting appliance loose gear, transport equipment, staging non-compliance with any of the provisions of the Act or the regulations;

(viii) issue show-cause notice relating to the safety, health and welfare provisions arising under the Act or the regulations;

(ix) prosecute, conduct or defend before any court any complaint or other proceedings, arising under the Act or the regulations;

(x) direct the port authority, dock labour board and other employers of dock workers for getting the dock workers medically examined if considered necessary.