15.17 Mobile equipment shall be fitted with a horn or similar audible warning device having a distinctive sound that can be clearly heard above the noise of the equipment and any surrounding noise.
15.18 Where mobile 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 mobile equipment shall be fitted with such a belt or device.
Rear View Mirror
15.19 Where mobile equipment cannot be operated safely in reverse unless it is equipped with a rear view mirror, the mobile equipment shall be so equipped.
Electric Materials Handling Equipment
15.20 Any materials handling equipment that is electrically powered shall be so designed and constructed 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
15.21 Where materials handling equipment that is controlled or operated by a remote or automatic system may make physical contact with an employee, it shall be prevented from doing so by the provision of an emergency stop system or barricades.
15.22 The design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of each conveyor, cableway or other similar materials handling equipment shall meet the standards set out in ASME Standard ANSI/ASME B20.1-1984, Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, dated May 31, 1984.
- SOR/94-165, s. 57.
Maintenance, Operation and Use
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance
15.23 (1) Before materials handling equipment is operated for the first time in a work place, the employer shall set out in writing instructions for the inspection, testing and maintenance of that materials handling equipment.
(2) The instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall, subject to section 15.25, specify the nature and frequency of inspections, tests and maintenance.
15.24 (1) Every inspection, test and maintenance of materials handling equipment shall be performed by a qualified person.
(2) The qualified person referred to in subsection (1) shall
(a) comply with the instructions referred to in subsection 15.23(1); and
(b) make and sign a report of each inspection, test or maintenance work performed by him.
(3) The report referred to in paragraph (2)(b) shall
(a) include the date of the inspection, test or maintenance performed by the qualified person;
(b) identify the materials handling equipment that was inspected, tested or maintained; and
(c) set out the safety observations of the qualified person inspecting, testing or maintaining the materials handling equipment.
(4) The employer shall keep at the work place at which the materials handling equipment is located a copy of
(a) the instructions referred to in subsection 15.23(1), for as long as the materials handling equipment is in use; and
(b) the report referred to in paragraph (2)(b) for one year after the report is signed.
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