OHS Code

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

Section 111 Unguided suspended cage

(1) Despite sections 108 to 110, an employer may use a suspended cage that does not have guide rails in an underground shaft if

(a) the movement of the cage is controlled by a crane,

(b) all sides and the top of the cage are enclosed by a screen of sufficient strength to protect any workers being transported in it, and

(c) a designated signaller at the surface has constant effective communication between the cage occupants and the crane operator.

(2) If a cage referred to in subsection (1) is used in an underground shaft that is more than 30 metres deep, the employer must ensure that the cage is designed and certified by a professional engineer.

(3) Section 347 does not apply to a cage referred to in subsection (1) or (2) when the cage is transporting workers.