OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 23 Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms

Section 349 Fork-mounted work platforms

(1) An employer must ensure that a cage or work platform mounted on the forks of powered mobile equipment and intended to only support material is so designed and constructed that it is securely attached to the lifting carriage or forks of the powered mobile equipment so that the cage or platform cannot accidentally move laterally or vertically and the powered mobile equipment cannot tip.

(2) An employer must ensure that a work platform mounted on the forks of powered mobile equipment and intended to support a worker

(a) is commercially manufactured or designed and certified by a professional engineer if not commercially manufactured,

(b) has guardrails and toe boards, and

(c) has a screen or similar barrier that prevents a worker from touching any drive mechanism.

(3) An employer must ensure that the operator of the powered mobile equipment remains at the controls while a worker is on the elevated fork-mounted work platform.

(4) A person must not be on a fork-mounted work platform while the powered mobile equipment to which the platform is attached is moving horizontally.