OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 302 Matching components

(1) An employer must ensure that the wire ropes, sheaves, spools and drums used in rigging have a diameter of not less than the diameter specified by the manufacturer for use in that circumstance.

(2) An employer must ensure that the rope used in rigging is of the correct size for the sheave, spool or drum over which the rope passes.

(3) An employer must ensure that the grooving of wire rope sheaves is of the correct size for the wire rope used.

(4) An employer must ensure that end fittings and connectors used on a wire rope conform to the manufacturer’s specifications as to number, size and method of installation.

(5) An employer must ensure that rigging blocks are constructed and installed so that the ropes cannot jump off the sheaves.