OHS Code

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

Section 258 Dangerous movement

(1) If the movement of a load or the cab, counterweight or any other part of powered mobile equipment creates a danger to workers,

(a) an employer must not permit a worker to remain within range of the moving load or part, and

(b) the operator must not move the load or the equipment if a worker is exposed to the danger.

(2) If the movement of a load or the cab, counterweight or any other part of powered mobile equipment creates a danger to workers, a worker must not remain within range of the moving load or part.

(3) If a worker could be caught between a moving part of a unit of powered mobile equipment and another object, an employer must

(a) restrict entry to the area by workers, or

(b) require workers to maintain a clearance distance of at least 600 millimetres between the powered mobile equipment and the object.