OHS Code

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

Section 256 Operator responsibilities

(1) A worker must not operate powered mobile equipment unless the worker

(a) is trained to safely operate the equipment,

(b) has demonstrated competency in operating the equipment to a competent worker designated by the employer,

(c) is familiar with the equipment’s operating instructions, and

(d) is authorized by the employer to operate the equipment.

(2) Subsections (1)(a), (b) and (c) do not apply if a worker in training operates the equipment under the direct supervision of a competent worker designated by the employer.

(3) The operator of powered mobile equipment must

(a) report to the employer any conditions affecting the safe operation of the equipment,

(b) operate the equipment safely,

(c) maintain full control of the equipment at all times,

(d) use the seat belts and other safety equipment in the powered mobile equipment,

(e) ensure that passengers in the powered mobile equipment use the seat belts and other safety equipment in the powered mobile equipment, and

(f) keep the cab, floor and deck of the powered mobile equipment free of materials, tools or other objects that could interfere with the operation of the controls or create a tripping or other hazard to the operator or other occupants of the equipment.