OHS Code

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

Section 69 Loads over work areas

(1) An employer must ensure that work is arranged, if it is reasonably practicable, so that a load does not pass over workers.

(2) An operator of a lifting device must not pass the load on the device over workers unless

(a) no other practical alternative exists in the circumstances, and

(b) the workers are effectively warned of the danger.

(3) A worker must not stand or pass under a suspended load unless the worker has been effectively warned of the danger and the operator of the lifting device knows the worker is under the suspended load.

(4) The operator of a lifting device that is travelling with a load must ensure that the load is positioned as close to the ground or grade as possible.