OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 289 Using timber piles

Wood fragments from a shattered pile, as well as debris, bark and splintered wood on a timber pile about to be driven, can create hazards to workers. If airborne, these materials and debris can strike workers and injure them. Workers can be protected from dangers resulting from a pile shattering by maintaining a safe distance from the pile, being inside or behind a protective structure (including the cab of machinery), having the pile capped, or other equally effective means.