OHS Code

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

Section 193 Tire servicing

(1) An employer must ensure that a competent worker services, inspects, disassembles and reassembles a tire or tire and wheel assembly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

(2) An employer must ensure that the manufacturer’s service manuals for tires and wheels serviced by the employer are readily available to workers.

(3) An employer must ensure that a competent worker inflates a tire mounted on a split-rim or locking ring wheel only if

(a) the wheel assembly is in a tire cage or is similarly restrained, and

(b) flying parts from split-rim or locking ring failure or tire rupture are contained.

(4) An employer must ensure that a worker uses a clamp-on type of connector to inflate split rim and locking ring wheels.

(5) If a clamp-on type of connector is used to inflate a tire, the employer must ensure that the worker

(a) uses an in-line pressure gauge and positive pressure control, and

(b) inflates the tire from a safe position out of the immediate danger area.

(6) A person must not inflate a tire with a clamp-on type of connector unless the person is in a safe position and out of the immediate danger area.