OHS Code

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

Section 257 Visual inspection

(1) Before operating powered mobile equipment, the operator must complete a visual inspection of the equipment and the surrounding area to ensure that the powered mobile equipment is in safe operating condition and that no worker, including the operator, is endangered when the equipment is started up.

(2) While powered mobile equipment is in operation, the operator must complete a visual inspection of the equipment and surrounding area at the intervals required by the manufacturer’s specifications or, in the absence of manufacturer’s specifications, the employer’s operating procedures.

(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), if the powered mobile equipment is continuously operated as part of an on-going work operation, the operator may visually inspect the equipment during the work shift or work period as required by the employer’s operating procedures.

(4) A person must not start powered mobile equipment if the visual inspection under subsection (1) is not completed.