OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment

Section 283 Load chart

A load rating chart is essential for operators. The chart specifies the maximum load that can be lifted and carried under different operating conditions. Preventing excessive loading of the forklift truck limits the possibility of rollover or upset. The load chart must be readily available to the operator e.g. fixed to the machine, in a compartment or location on the machine itself, or at a nearby location where it can be quickly accessed when needed.