OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices

Section 109 Operator responsibilities

(1) The operator of an underground hoist must

(a) ensure that the brake remains on at all times until it is released manually,

(b) hold the hoist drum brake in the “OFF” position when lifting or lowering the hoist cage, and

(c) not lock out or otherwise disable the hoist drum brake when lifting or lowering the hoist cage.

(2) The operator of an underground hoist must not allow the hoist to travel at more than 1.2 metres per second when a worker is lifted or lowered in the hoist cage.