OHS Code

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

Section 78 Operator responsibilities

(1) An operator of a chimney hoist must not

(a) lift or lower a worker at a speed of more than 0.6 metres per second,

(b) use the brake alone to control the speed of the chimney hoist when a worker is being lowered,

(c) lift or lower more than 2 workers at the same time, or

(d) lift or lower materials or equipment at the same time as a worker.

(2) An operator of a chimney hoist must use safety latch hooks or shackles equipped with safety pins.