Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
229 (1) An employer must not require an employee to operate materials handling equipment unless the employee is an operator who is capable of operating the equipment safely.
(2) A person must not operate materials handling equipment unless
(a) they have a clear and unobstructed view of the area in which the equipment is being operated; or
(b) they are directed by a signaller.
(3) Materials handling equipment must not be operated on a gangway with a slope greater than the maximum slope recommended by the manufacturer of the equipment.
(4) A person must not leave materials handling equipment unattended unless the equipment has been properly secured to prevent it from moving.
(5) Every employer must establish a code of signals for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) and must
(a) instruct every signaller and operator of materials handling equipment employed by them in the use of the code; and
(b) keep a copy of the code in a place where it is readily available for examination by the signallers and operators.
(6) A signaller must not perform duties other than signalling while any materials handling equipment under their direction is in motion.
(7) If it is not practicable for a signaller to use visual signals, a telephone, radio or other signalling device must be provided by the employer for the signaller’s use.
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