OHS Code Explanation Guide

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


  • Section 256 summarizes all major operator responsibilities.
  • Section 263 presents requirements for leaving equipment unattended or suspended.
  • Section 267 permits employers to use various approaches to warn workers of the presence and movement of powered mobile equipment.
  • Section 269 recognizes the need for employers to protect equipment operators from intruding or airborne objects.
  • Section 270 requires employers to equip ride-on lawnmowers weighing more than 700 kilograms with a rollover protective structure (ROPS). Where the hazard assessment indicates that powered mobile equipment (not otherwise required to be equipped with a ROPS) might roll during use, the employer must provide the equipment with a ROPS or must introduce safe-work procedures to eliminate the possibility of rollover. (Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that the procedures be in writing and available to workers.)
  • Section 272 requires employers to ensure that equipment is equipped with a falling object protective structure (FOPS) if the equipment operator is exposed to the hazard of falling objects.
  • Section 276 prohibits anyone from riding on a load while it is being moved.
  • Sections 280 through 282 present requirements applicable to all-terrain vehicles and snow vehicles.
  • Sections 285 through 290 present requirements specific to pile driving equipment and practices, including crane-boom inspection and certification intervals.
  • Section 290.1 presents licensing and mechanical inspection requirements applicable to personal vehicles used for work purposes.
  • Section 290.2 introduces requirements specific to concrete pump trucks.