OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 12 General Safety Precautions

Section 188 Restraining hoses and piping

(1) An employer must ensure that a hose or piping and its connections operating under pressure is restrained if workers could be injured by its movement, if it fails or if it is disconnected.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if a hose or piping and its connections operating at a working pressure of 2000 kilopascals or more cannot be restrained, an employer must ensure that the hose or piping and its connections are designed, installed, used, inspected and maintained to prevent a failure that could injure workers

(a) in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, or

(b) in accordance with the specifications certified by a professional engineer.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to properly maintained fire hoses used by competent workers.