OHS Code

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

Section 87 Location protected

An employer must ensure that

(a) the area around the base of the material hoist is fenced or otherwise barricaded to prevent anyone from entering it if the hoist platform is not at the base level,

(b) a removable guardrail or gate is installed between 600 millimeters and 900 millimetres away from the edge of a floor or level served by the material hoist, and

(c) if the operator controls are not remote from the material hoist, overhead protection is provided for the operator.