OHS Code

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

Section 262 Starting engines

(1) Subject to subsection (3), an employer must ensure that a worker does not start the power unit of powered mobile equipment if the drive mechanisms and clutches of the equipment are engaged.

(2) A worker must not start the power unit of powered mobile equipment if the drive mechanisms and clutches of the equipment are engaged.

(3) An employer must ensure that no worker, including the operator, can be injured due to the movement of powered mobile equipment or any part of it, if

(a) its power unit can be started from a location other than the equipment’s control platform or cab seat, or

(b) it is not reasonably practicable to disengage its drive mechanism or clutches.