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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 236 from 2010-06-03 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (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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