OHS Code

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

Section 77 Equipment requirements

An employer must ensure that a chimney hoist

(a) is equipped with positive drives,

(b) does not have a clutch between the transmission and the hoist drums,

(c) is equipped with a speed indicating device if the hoist is capable of operating at speeds of more than 0.6 metres per second,

(d) is equipped with at least 2 independent braking systems, each capable of stopping 150 percent of the manufacturer’s rated capacity load, at the manufacture’s rated capacity maximum speed,

(e) has a roller or ball bearing swivel installed between the bucket and the rope on the hoist,

(f) is equipped with a communication system that informs the operator when the hoist is to be used to lift or lower workers, and

(g) has a separate safety line attached between the bucket or man basket yoke and the hoist rope above the ball or hook.