OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 19 Powered Mobile Equipment

Section 265 Windows and windshields

(1) An employer must ensure that glazing used as part of the enclosure for a cab, canopy or rollover protective structure on powered mobile equipment is safety glass or another non-shattering material providing at least equivalent protection.

(2) An employer must ensure that the glazing on an enclosure of powered mobile equipment is approved to ANSI Standard ANSI/SAE Z26.1 (1996), Safety Glazing Material for Glazing Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment Operating on Land Highways – Safety Standard.

(3) An employer must ensure that broken or cracked glazing that obstructs an operator’s view from a powered mobile equipment is replaced as soon as reasonably practicable.

(4) An employer must ensure that a windshield on powered mobile equipment has windshield wipers of sufficient size and capacity to clean matter that obstructs the operator’s view from the windshield.