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PART 14Materials Handling (continued)

DIVISION IIMaintenance, Operation and Use (continued)

Slings and Rigging Hardware

 The use and maintenance of any sling must meet the standards set out in ASME Standard B30.9, Slings.

  • SOR/2017-116, s. 41

 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.

  • SOR/2017-116, s. 41

Training

  •  (1) Every operator must be instructed and trained by the employer in the procedures to be followed for

    • (a) the inspection of the materials handling equipment;

    • (b) the fuelling of the materials handling equipment, where applicable; and

    • (c) the safe and proper use of the materials handling equipment.

  • (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.

Operation

 An employer must not require an employee to operate materials handling equipment unless the employee is a qualified person.

  •  (1) A person must not operate materials handling equipment unless

    • (a) the person has a clear and unobstructed view of the area in which the equipment is being operated; or

    • (b) the person is directed by a signaller.

  • (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.

  •  (1) Every employer must establish a code of signals for the purposes of paragraph 236(1)(b) and must

    • (a) instruct every signaller and operator in the employer’s employ 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, operators and other employees.

  • (2) A signaller must not perform duties other than signalling while any materials handling equipment under the signaller’s direction is in motion.

  •  (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.

Repairs

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), any repair, modification or replacement of a part of any materials handling equipment must not decrease the safety of the materials handling equipment or part.

  • (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

 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

 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.

 Except in the case of an emergency, an employee must not get on or off any mobile equipment while it is in motion.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), repair, maintenance or cleaning work must not be performed on any materials handling equipment while the materials handling equipment is being operated.

  • (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

 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.

Tools

 If tools, tool boxes or spare parts are carried on materials handling equipment, they must be securely stored.

Housekeeping

 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.

Parking

 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

  •  (1) The main approaches to any materials handling area must be posted with warning signs or must be under the control of a signaller while operations are in progress.

  • (2) A person must not enter a materials handling area while operations are in progress unless that person

    • (a) is a health and safety officer;

    • (b) is an employee whose presence in the materials handling area is essential to the conduct, supervision or safety of the operations; or

    • (c) is a person who has been instructed by the employer to be in the materials handling area while operations are in progress.

  • (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.

Dumping

 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.

Enclosed Workplace

 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.

Fuelling

 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.

Cranes

 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.

  •  (1) Every crane must

    • (a) have posted inside the crane control cab a load capacity chart that specifies the boom angle and safe working load for each block;

    • (b) be equipped with

      • (i) boom and block travel limiting devices, and

      • (ii) If the load rating of the crane is more than 5 t, a load measure device for the main block.

  • (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.

  •  (1) Tag lines must be used to control any swinging of a load that is being lifted by a crane except when the use of the lines may be hazardous to the safety of any person.

  • (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

  •  (1) Materials handling equipment must not be used or operated with a load that is in excess of its safe working load.

  • (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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