OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 284 Seat belt

Seat belts are an important piece of safety equipment. If a forklift truck is equipped with a seat belt by the original equipment manufacturer or a seat belt is added to the equipment at some later date, an employer must ensure that the seat belt is present on the forklift truck and in useable condition. Subsection 256(3)(d) required that the seat belt be used.