OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 14 Lifting and Handling Loads

Section 208 Equipment

(1) An employer must provide, where reasonably practicable, appropriate equipment for lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling or transporting heavy or awkward loads.

(2) An employer must ensure that workers use the equipment provided under subsection (1).

(3) Workers must use the equipment provided for lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling or transporting heavy or awkward loads.

(4) For the purposes of this section, a heavy or awkward load includes equipment, goods, supplies, persons and animals.