OHS Code

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

Section 260 Inspection and maintenance

(1) An employer must ensure that powered mobile equipment is inspected by a competent worker for defects and conditions that are hazardous or may create a hazard.

(2) An inspection under subsection (1) must be made in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

(3) If an inspection under subsection (1) indicates that powered mobile equipment is hazardous or potentially hazardous, an employer must ensure that

(a) the health and safety of a worker who may be exposed to the hazard is protected immediately,

(b) the powered mobile equipment is not operated until the defect is repaired or the condition is corrected, and

(c) the defect is repaired or the unsafe condition corrected as soon as reasonably practicable.

(4) Despite subsection (3), if an inspection under subsection (1) indicates that the powered mobile equipment is potentially hazardous but the equipment can be operated safely, an employer must ensure that

(a) the operator is made aware of the potential hazard, and

(b) the defect or condition is repaired as soon as reasonably practicable.

(5) An employer must ensure that a record of the inspections and maintenance carried out as required by subsections (1) and (2) is kept at the work site and readily available to a worker who operates the powered mobile equipment.