RI Hoisting License Prep

RI Hoisting License Prep classes for the hoisting engineer license tests for the state of Rhode Island. Operators are required by Rhode Island General Laws 28-26-5 to hold a license to operate hoisting or excavation equipment which uses steam, internal combustion engines, electric, or compressed air of five (5) horsepower or more and/or can lift more than five hundred pounds (500 lbs.).

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2018 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 28 – Labor and Labor Relations
Chapter 28-26 Hoisting Engineers
Section 28-26-5 License required for operation of hoisting machinery.
Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 28-26-5 (2018)
§ 28-26-5. License required for operation of hoisting machinery.

(a)(1) No person shall operate or be in direct charge of hoisting or excavation equipment which uses, steam, internal combustion engines, electric, or compressed air of five (5) horsepower or more and/or can lift more than five hundred pounds (500 lbs.) without obtaining a license to do so as provided in this chapter.

(2) No user or agent of a user of any machinery described in subdivision (1) of this subsection shall permit the machinery to be operated unless it is operated by a duly licensed person as provided in this chapter.

(b) Every contract in the construction of public works by the state or by any city or town, or by persons contracting with the city, town or state for the construction, shall contain a clause embodying the provision of this section.

(c) In the event of any inconsistencies and/or contradiction between the requirements of this section and those of § 23-33-30, and/or in any respective rules and or regulations promulgated pursuant to that section, the provisions of this section and any rules and or regulations promulgated pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be controlling.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1941, ch. 1068, § 3; P.L. 1944, ch. 1526, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-26-5; P.L. 1989, ch. 211, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 61, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 332, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 342, § 1.)

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