OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices

Section 71 Hand signals

It is common in many hoisting operations to use portable two-way radios when directing the motion of a suspended load. Where this is not possible, hand signals by a designated signaller may be required. Figures 6.12 and 6.13 are examples of standard hand signals for crane operations. The employer must designate signallers in accordance with section 191 of the OHS Code. All signals should be continuous and there should be no response to unclear signals.

Figure 6.12 Mobile crane signals

Figure 6.12 continued

Figure 6.13 Overhead crane signals