OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 275 Worker transportation

Subsection 275(1)

While operating or being transported, no part of a worker’s body can protrude beyond the side of the vehicle. Protruding body parts can be injured if they strike stationary or other moving objects or equipment.

Subsection 275(2)

Unsecured equipment or materials can become dangerous projectiles or airborne objects during quick operating maneuvers or sudden stops. All equipment or materials must be positioned or secured to prevent injury to the operator or any other worker being transported.

Subsection 275(3)

Inclement weather can create uncomfortable and unsafe operating conditions due to reduced visibility or exposure to extremes of temperature. Workers being transported must be provided with sufficient protection against inclement weather. This does not mean that all powered mobile equipment must be equipped with a cab. Figure 19.11 shows a vehicle designed to transport workers and that provides protection against inclement weather.

Figure 19.11 Example of protection against inclement weather

Subsection 275(4)

Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas that can build up in an enclosed body and be dangerous to workers. The powered mobile equipment’s exhaust outlet must be located to prevent exhaust gases from entering the enclosed body.