184.108.40.206.1. Hydraulic shovel used for assembly on the ground during electric power line installation
The use of a hydraulic shovel on caterpillars for assembling components on the ground during the installation of an electric power line is allowed if the conditions of section 220.127.116.11 and the following conditions are complied with:
(1) the shovel must be equipped with load lowering control devices on the boom and the arm that comply with the standard Earth-moving machinery – Hydraulic excavator and backhoe loader boom-lowering control device – Requirements and tests, ISO 8643, published by the International Organization for Standardization, with the necessary modifications, and visual or audible overload indicator that complies with the standard Earth-moving machinery – Safety – Part 5: Requirements for hydraulic excavators, NF EN 474-5, published by the Association française de normalisation (AFNOR);
(2) a nominal load table that complies with the standard Earth-moving machinery – Hydraulic excavators – Lift capacity, ISO 10567, published by the International Organization for Standardization, must be installed so that the operator can read it;
(3) hoisting must be executed on a level surface having a bearing capacity sufficient to support the equipment and the load hoisted without significant settlement;
(4) the bucket of the hydraulic shovel must be removed to hoist a load.