OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Section 385 Teaching a robot

If a worker is teaching a robot, an employer must ensure that

(a) only the worker teaching the robot is allowed to enter the restricted work envelope,

(b) the robot system is under the sole control of the worker teaching the robot,

(c) if the robot is under drive power, it operates at slow speed only or at a speed that is deliberately selected and maintained by the worker teaching the robot,

(d) the robot cannot respond to a remote interlock or signal that would activate the robot, and

(e) the worker is outside the restricted work envelope before the robot is returned to automatic operation.