OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 292 Breaking strength

(1) An employer must ensure that rigging is not subjected to a load of more than

(a) 10 percent of the breaking strength of the weakest part of the rigging, if a worker is being raised or lowered, and

(b) subject to section 292.1, 20 percent of the ultimate breaking strength of the weakest part of the rigging in all other situations unless the manufacturer has fatigue rated the rigging in accordance with CEN Standard EN 1677-1: 2000, Components for slings – Part 1: Forged steel components grade 8, and

(c) subject to section 292.1, if the rigging is fatigue rated in accordance with CEN Standard EN 1677-1: 2000 and a worker is not being raised or lowered, the maximum load must not exceed 25 percent of the ultimate breaking strength.

(2) Despite subsection (1), an employer may use a dedicated rigging assembly designed and certified for a particular lift or project by a professional engineer, but the dedicated rigging assembly must be re-rated to comply with subsection (1) before it is used for another lift or project.