PART XVMaterials Handling (continued)
DIVISION IIMaintenance, Operation and Use (continued)
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (continued)
15.25 (1) The operation, maintenance and inspection of all draw works and associated equipment shall meet the standards set out in the API Standard API RP 8B, API Recommended Practice for Hoisting Tool Inspection and Maintenance Procedures, Fourth Edition, dated April 1979.
(2) The operation, maintenance and inspection of offshore cranes shall meet the standards set out in the API Standard API RP 2D API Recommended Practice for Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, Second Edition, dated June 20, 1984.
Ropes, Slings and Chains
15.26 The employer shall, with respect to the use and maintenance of any rope or sling or any attachment or fitting thereon used by an employee, adopt and implement the recommendations set out in chapter 5 of the Accident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations, Engineering and Technology, 8th Edition, published by the National Safety Council of the United States, dated 1980.
15.27 The employer shall, with respect to the use and maintenance of any chain used by an employee, adopt and implement the code of practice set out in CSA Standard B75-1947, Code of Practice for the Use and Care of Chain, dated May 1947.
(2) Every employer shall keep a record of any instruction or training given to an operator for as long as the operator remains in his employ.
15.29 No employer shall require an employee to operate materials handling equipment unless the employee is a qualified person.
(2) No materials handling equipment shall be used on a ramp with a slope greater than the maximum slope recommended by the manufacturer of the equipment.
(3) No person shall leave mobile equipment unattended unless the equipment has been properly secured to prevent it from moving.
(2) No signaller shall perform duties other than signalling while any materials handling equipment under his direction is in motion.
15.32 (1) Subject to subsection (2), where it is not practicable for a signaller to use visual signals, a telephone, radio or other signalling device shall be provided by the employer for the use of the signaller.
(2) No radio transmitting equipment shall be used in any work place for the transmission of signals when such use may activate electric blasting equipment in that place.
(2) If a part of less 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 shall be restricted by the employer to such loading and use as will ensure the retention of the original safety of the equipment or part.
Transporting and Positioning Employees
(2) Materials handling equipment shall not be used for positioning an employee unless the equipment is
Loading, Unloading and Maintenance
15.35 No materials, goods or things shall 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.
15.36 Except in the case of an emergency, no employee shall 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.
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Positioning the Load
15.38 Where mobile equipment is travelling with a raised or suspended load, the operator shall ensure that the load is carried as close to the ground, floor or deck as the situation permits and in no case shall the load be carried at a point above the centre of gravity of the loaded mobile equipment.
15.39 Where tools, tool boxes or spare parts are carried on materials handling equipment, they shall be securely stored.
15.40 The floor, cab and other occupied parts of materials handling equipment shall be kept free of any grease, oil, materials, tools or equipment that may cause a hazard to an employee.
15.41 No mobile equipment shall be parked in any place where it may interfere with the safe movement of persons, materials, goods or things.
Materials Handling Area
(2) No person shall 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 shall cause the operations in that area to be immediately discontinued and not resumed until that person has left the area.
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15.43 Where mobile equipment designed for dumping is used to discharge a load that may cause the mobile equipment to tip,
to prevent the mobile equipment from tipping.
Enclosed Work Place
15.44 Every enclosed work place in which materials handling equipment that is powered by an internal combustion engine is used shall be ventilated in such a manner that the carbon monoxide concentration in the atmosphere of the work place does not exceed the limit prescribed in section 11.23.
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15.45 Where materials handling equipment is fuelled in a work place, the fuelling shall be done in accordance with the instructions given by the employer pursuant to section 15.23 in a place where the vapours from the fuel are readily dissipated.
15.46 No person shall 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.
(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
(2) All crane hooks shall be equipped with safety catches.
(3) No person shall move a crane in the vicinity of a helicopter deck when a helicopter is landing or taking off.
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