OHS Code

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

Section 113 Safe use

(1) An employer must ensure that a pneumatic or hydraulic vehicle hoist has controls operated by constant manual pressure.

(2) An employer must ensure that the operator of a vehicle hoist

(a) remains at the controls while the vehicle hoist is in motion, and

(b) does not block the controls during raising and lowering.

(3) A worker must not be under a suspended load unless the load is supported by

(a) a vehicle hoist designed for that purpose, or

(b) stands or blocks, other than jacks, that are designed, constructed and maintained to support the load and placed on firm foundations.