OHS Code

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

Section 104 Test weights

(1) An employer must ensure that if weights are used as a weight testing device on a tower crane,

(a) the true weight of the test weight is determined and legibly recorded on the weight, and

(b) when not in use, the test weights rest on supports to prevent the weights from freezing to the ground or creating a vacuum when lifted.

(2) The employer must ensure that the lifting attachment on a test weight is made of mild steel and of sufficient size and strength to support the weight.