(a) Hoists used to transport persons shall be inspected daily. The
inspection shall include examination of the headgear (headframe, sheave
wheels, etc.), connections, links and chains, and other facilities.
(b) Prior to each working shift, and before a hoist is returned to
service after it has been out of normal service for any reason, the hoist
shall be run by the hoist operator through one complete cycle of operation
before any person is permitted to be transported.
(c) At the completion of each daily examination required by paragraph
(a) of this section, the person making the examination shall certify, by
signature and date, that the examination has been made. If any unsafe
condition in the hoisting equipment is present, the person conducting the
examination shall make a record of the condition and the date. Certifications
and records shall be retained for one year.
( § 101, Federal Mine Safety and Health
Act of 1977, Pub. L. 91-173 as amended by Pub. L. 95-164, 91 Stat. 1291 (30