Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Split Rim Wheels

  •  (1) Every employer whose employees maintain or repair motorized materials handling equipment equipped with split rim wheels shall set out in writing instructions for those employees on the maintenance and repair of those wheels.

  • (2) Instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall include instructions on training, inspection, installation, guarding, compatibility of parts used and repairs relating to the assembling and disassembling of split rim wheels.

  • (3) The employer shall keep a copy of the instructions referred to in subsection (1) at the work place in which the motorized materials handling equipment referred to in that subsection is kept for as long as the equipment is in use.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 61(F);
  • SOR/96-400, s. 1.

Instruction and Training

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every employer shall ensure that every operator of motorized materials handling equipment has been instructed and trained in the procedures to be followed for

    • (a) its inspection;

    • (b) its fuelling; and

    • (c) its safe and proper use, in accordance with any instructions provided by the manufacturer and taking into account the conditions of the work place in which the operator will operate the materials handling equipment.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an operator who, under the direct supervision of a qualified person, is being instructed and trained to use motorized materials handling equipment or on the matters referred to in that subsection.

  • (3) An employer shall ensure that every operator of manual materials handling equipment receives on-the-job training by a qualified person on the procedures to be followed for

    • (a) its inspection; and

    • (b) its safe and proper use, in accordance with any instructions of the manufacturer and taking into account the conditions of the work place in which the operator will operate the manual materials handling equipment and the operator’s physical capabilities.

  • (4) Every employer shall keep a written record, in respect of an operator, of any instruction or training referred to in subsection (1) for as long as the operator remains in the employer’s employment.

  • SOR/96-400, s. 1.

Qualifications

 No employer shall require an employee to operate motorized or manual materials handling equipment unless the employee

  • (a) is an operator; and

  • (b) where the laws of the province in which the equipment is operated require an operator’s licence, possesses an operator’s licence issued by any province.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 62(F);
  • SOR/96-400, s. 1.

Signals

 No employer shall require an operator to operate motorized materials handling equipment unless the operator

  • (a) is directed by a signaller; or

  • (b) has an unobstructed view of the area in which the equipment is to be operated.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 63;
  • SOR/96-400, s. 1;
  • SOR/2009-147, s. 8(F).