PART 14Materials Handling (continued)
DIVISION IIMaintenance, Operation and Use (continued)
Slings and Rigging Hardware
232 The use and maintenance of any sling must meet the standards set out in ASME Standard B30.9, Slings.
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233 The use and maintenance of any rigging hardware and other attachments used with materials handling equipment must meet the standards set out in ASME Standard B30.26, Rigging Hardware.
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(2) Every employer must keep a record of any instruction or training given to an operator for as long as the operator remains in the employer’s employ.
235 An employer must not require an employee to operate materials handling equipment unless the employee is a qualified person.
(2) Materials handling equipment must not be used on a ramp with a slope greater than the maximum slope recommended by the manufacturer of the equipment.
(3) A person must not leave mobile equipment unattended unless the equipment has been properly secured to prevent it from moving.
(2) A signaller must not perform duties other than signalling while any materials handling equipment under the signaller’s direction is in motion.
238 (1) Subject to subsection (2), if it is not reasonably practicable for a signaller to use visual signals, a telephone, radio or other signalling device must be provided by the employer for the use of the signaller.
(2) Radio transmitting equipment must not be used in any workplace for the transmission of signals when such use may activate electric blasting equipment in that place.
(2) If a part of lesser strength or quality than the original part is used in the repair, modification or replacement of a part of any materials handling equipment, the use of the materials handling equipment must be restricted by the employer to such loading and use that will ensure the retention of the original safety of the equipment or part.
Transporting and Positioning Employees
240 Materials handling equipment must not be used for transporting an employee unless the equipment is equipped with a platform, bucket or basket designed for that purpose and is provided with a fail-safe control system that will prevent a free fall of the load that is carried.
Loading, Unloading and Maintenance
241 Materials, goods or things must not be picked up from or placed on any mobile equipment while the equipment is in motion unless the equipment is specifically designed for that purpose.
242 Except in the case of an emergency, an employee must not get on or off any mobile equipment while it is in motion.
(2) Fixed parts of materials handling equipment may be repaired, maintained or cleaned while the materials handling equipment is being operated if they are so isolated or protected that the operation of the materials handling equipment does not affect the safety of the employee performing the repair, maintenance or cleaning work.
Positioning the Load
244 If mobile equipment is travelling with a raised or suspended load, the operator must ensure that the load is carried as close to the ground, floor or deck as the situation permits and in any case the load must not be carried at a point above the centre of gravity of the loaded mobile equipment.
245 If tools, tool boxes or spare parts are carried on materials handling equipment, they must be securely stored.
246 The floor, cab and other occupied parts of materials handling equipment must be kept free of any grease, oil, materials, tools or equipment that may cause a hazard to an employee.
247 Mobile equipment must not be parked in any place where it may interfere with the safe movement of persons, materials, goods or things.
Materials Handling Area
(2) A person must not enter a materials handling area while operations are in progress unless that person
(3) If any person other than a person referred to in subsection (2) enters a materials handling area while operations are in progress, the employer must cause the operations in that area to be immediately discontinued and not resumed until that person has left the area.
249 If mobile equipment designed for dumping is used to discharge a load that may cause the mobile equipment to tip, a bumping block must be used, or a signaller must give directions to the operator to prevent the mobile equipment from tipping.
250 Every enclosed workplace in which materials handling equipment powered by an internal combustion engine is used must be ventilated in such a manner that the carbon monoxide concentration in the atmosphere of the workplace does not exceed the value, level or percentage prescribed in section 135.
251 If materials handling equipment is fuelled in a workplace, the fuelling must be done in accordance with the instructions given by the employer under section229 in a place where the vapours from the fuel are readily dissipated.
252 A person must not operate a crane under conditions that are likely to create a hazard to any person, ship, aircraft, vehicle, load or structure or to the stability of the crane.
(2) All crane hooks must be equipped with safety catches.
(3) A person must not move a crane in the vicinity of a helicopter deck when a helicopter is landing or taking off.
(2) Loads must not be left hanging by a crane above the deck of a drilling unit or production facility unless the crane operator is at the controls of the crane.
Safe Working Loads
(2) The safe working load of materials handling equipment must be clearly marked on the equipment or on a label securely attached to a permanent part of the equipment in a position where the mark or label can be easily read by the operator.
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