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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 14.26 from 2006-03-22 to 2021-06-03:

  •  (1) Every employer who wishes to use signals to direct the movement of motorized materials handling equipment shall establish a single code of signals to be used by signallers in all of the employer’s work places.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), signals from the code referred to in subsection (1) shall be given by a signaller, who may use only those signals.

  • (3) A signal to stop given in an emergency by any person granted access to the work place by the employer shall be obeyed by an operator.

  • (4) No signaller shall perform duties other than signalling while the motorized materials handling equipment under the signaller’s direction is in operation.

  • (5) Where any movement of motorized materials handling equipment that is directed by a signaller poses a risk to the safety of any person, the signaller shall not give the signal to move until that person is warned of, or protected from, the risk.

  • (6) Where the operator of any motorized materials handling equipment does not understand a signal, the operator shall consider that signal to be a stop signal.

  • SOR/96-400, s. 1

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