OHS Code

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

Section 372 Elevated conveyor belts

(1) If an elevated conveyor belt passes over a walkway, an employer must ensure that the conveyor

(a) has side walls high enough to prevent materials from falling from it, and

(b) runs in a trough strong enough to carry the weight of a broken chain, rope, belt or other material that falls from the conveyor.

(2) A worker must use a walkway to cross over a conveyor belt if

(a) the conveyor belt is moving, or

(b) the conveyor belt is motionless but has not been locked out in accordance with Part 15.

(3) A worker must not cross under a moving conveyor belt except at a walkway.