OHS Code

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

Section 277 Hazardous loads

(1) An employer must ensure that workers are not servicing or maintaining a vehicle while flammable, combustible or explosive materials are

(a) being loaded into or unloaded from the vehicle, or

(b) in the vehicle, other than in the vehicle’s fuel tank or a portable fuel tank that is approved to the appropriate ULC standard for that tank.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), servicing and maintaining a vehicle does not include checking or topping up fluid levels or air pressure.

(3) A worker must not service or maintain a vehicle in contravention of subsection (1).