OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 292.1 Safety factors

(1) Subject to section 292, an employer must ensure that rigging components are rated relative to their ultimate breaking strength in accordance with the following safety factors:

(a) running lines 3.5 to 1;

(b) non-rotating hoist lines 5 to 1;

(c) tugger lines/blocks for pulling 3 to 1;

(d) pendant lines/guy lines 3 to 1; and

(e) winch lines 2 to 1.

(2) An employer must ensure that rigging components or hoisting lines that are used in any towing operation are not used for any hoisting operation.