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Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 8.3 from 2011-03-25 to 2019-06-24:

  •  (1) Before materials handling equipment is used for the first time on board an aircraft, the employer shall set out, in writing, instructions on the inspection, testing and maintenance of that equipment.

  • (2) The instructions shall specify the nature and frequency of inspections, testing and maintenance.

  • (3) The inspection, testing and maintenance shall be performed by a qualified person who

    • (a) complies with the instructions referred to in subsection (1); and

    • (b) makes and signs a report regarding each inspection, test or maintenance work performed by them.

  • (4) A report shall

    • (a) include the date of inspection, testing or maintenance performed by the qualified person;

    • (b) identify the materials handling equipment that was inspected, tested or maintained; and

    • (c) set out the safety observations of the qualified person.

  • (5) The employer shall keep a copy of

    • (a) the instructions referred to in subsection (1) for as long as the materials handling equipment is in use; and

    • (b) the report for a period of one year after the day on which the report is signed.

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