OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 288 Brake bands and clutches

The failure of a brake or clutch mechanism can result in uncontrolled movement of pile driving equipment. The employer must therefore ensure that such components are inspected at the start of each work shift. A competent worker designated by the employer must perform the inspection.

Brake bands and clutches contaminated with oil or grease can cause these components to operate ineffectively or fail completely. The employer must ensure that contaminated units are dismantled and cleaned or, if necessary, replaced before further use.