Protection from Environmental Conditions
15.9 (1) Materials handling equipment that is regularly used outdoors shall be fitted with a roof or other structure that will protect the operator from exposure to any environmental condition that is likely to be hazardous to his safety or health.
(2) Where heat produced by materials handling equipment is capable of raising the temperature in any area occupied by an employee on the equipment to 27°C or more, the area shall be protected from the heat by an insulated barrier.
15.10 All materials handling equipment shall be so designed and constructed that the operator will not be injured or his control of the materials handling equipment impaired by any vibration, jolting or other uneven movement of the materials handling equipment.
15.11 The arrangement and design of dial displays and the controls and general layout and design of the operator’s compartment or position on all materials handling equipment shall not hinder or prevent the operator from operating the materials handling equipment.
15.12 (1) Mobile equipment that is used or operated for transporting or handling combustible or flammable substances shall be equipped with a portable dry chemical fire extinguisher.
(2) The fire extinguisher referred to in subsection (1) shall
(a) have not less than a 5B rating, as defined in the ULC Standard; and
(b) be so located that it is readily accessible to the operator while he is in the operating position.
Means of Entering and Exiting
15.13 All materials handling equipment shall be provided with a step, handhold or other means of entering into and exiting from the compartment or position of the operator and any other place on the equipment that an employee enters in order to service the equipment.
15.14 Where mobile equipment is used or operated by an employee in a work place at night or at any time when the level of lighting within the work place is less than 1 dalx, the mobile equipment shall be
(a) fitted on the front and rear thereof with warning lights 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.
15.15 All mobile equipment shall be fitted with braking, steering and other control systems that
(a) are capable of safely controlling and stopping the movement of the mobile equipment and any hoist, bucket or other part of the mobile equipment; and
(b) respond reliably and quickly to moderate effort on the part of the operator.
15.16 Any mobile equipment that is normally used for transporting employees from place to place in a work place shall be equipped with
(a) a mechanical parking brake; and
(b) a hydraulic or pneumatic braking system.
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