219. Materials handling equipment that is used or operated by an operator in a work place at night or at any time when the level of lighting within the work place is less than 10 lx, must be
(a) fitted with warning lights on its front and rear that are visible from a distance of not less than 100 m; and
(b) provided with lighting that ensures the safe operation of the equipment under all conditions of use.
220. All materials handling equipment must be fitted with braking, steering and other control systems that
(a) are capable of safely controlling and stopping the movement of the materials handling equipment and any hoist, bucket or other part of the materials handling equipment; and
(b) respond reliably and quickly to moderate effort by the operator.
221. (1) Motorized materials handling equipment that is used in an area occupied by employees must be fitted with
(a) a horn or other similar audible warning device for travelling forward at speeds in excess of 8 km/h; and
(b) subject to subsection (2), a horn or other similar audible warning device that automatically operates while it travels in reverse.
(2) If an audible warning device referred to in paragraph (1)(b) cannot be clearly heard above the noise of the motorized materials handling equipment and any surrounding noise, does not allow enough time for a person to avoid the danger in question or does not otherwise provide adequate warning, other visual, audible or tactile warning devices or methods must be used so that adequate warning is provided.
222. If materials handling equipment is used under conditions where a seat belt or shoulder strap type restraining device is likely to contribute to the safety of the operator or passengers, the materials handling equipment is to be fitted with belts or devices.
Rear View Mirror
223. If materials handling equipment cannot be operated safely in reverse unless it is equipped with an outside rear view mirror, the materials handling equipment must be so equipped.
Electric Materials Handling Equipment
224. Any materials handling equipment that is electrically powered must be designed and constructed so that the operator and all other employees are protected from electrical shock or injury by means of protective guards, screens or panels secured by bolts, screws or other equally reliable fasteners.
Automatic Materials Handling Equipment
225. If materials handling equipment that is controlled or operated by a remote or automatic system may make physical contact with an employee, it must be prevented from doing so by the provision of an emergency stop system or barricades.
226. (1) The design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of each conveyor, cableway or other similar materials handling equipment must meet the standards set out in ANSI Standard ANSI/ASME B20.1-2009, Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment.
(2) Before a conveyer is put in operation, the employer must ensure that guards or other devices are installed in areas where there is a risk to the health and safety of a person.
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