OHS Code

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

Section 209 Adapting heavy or awkward loads

If the equipment provided under section 208 is not reasonably practicable in a particular circumstance or for a particular heavy or awkward load, the employer must take all practicable means,

(a) to adapt the load to facilitate lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, handling or transporting the load without injuring workers, or

(b) to otherwise minimize the manual handling required to move the load.