Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
236 (1) If materials handling equipment designed for dumping is used to discharge a load at the edge of a sudden drop in level that may cause the equipment to tip, a bumping block must be used or a signaller must give directions to the operator of the equipment to prevent it from falling over the edge.
(2) Every employer who wishes to use signals to direct the movement of motorized materials handling equipment must establish a single code of signals to be used by signallers in all of the employer’s work places.
(3) A signal to stop given in an emergency by any person granted access to the work place by the employer must be obeyed by the operator.
(4) A signaller must not perform duties other than signalling while the motorized materials handling equipment under the signaller’s direction is in operation.
(5) If any movement of motorized materials handling equipment that is directed by a signaller poses a risk to the safety of any person, the signaller must not give the signal to move until that person is warned of, or protected from, the risk.
(6) If the operator of any motorized materials handling equipment does not understand a signal, the operator must consider that signal to be a stop signal.
(7) If the use of visual signals by a signaller will not be an effective means of communication, the employer must provide the signaller and the operator with a telephone, radio or other audible signalling device.
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