OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 30 Demolition

Section 420 Materials chute

To prevent debris from falling or flying out of a materials chute, chutes installed at an angle steeper than 45 degrees from the horizontal must be totally enclosed.

If material is being dropped, thrown or conveyed by a materials chute workers must be prevented from entering the area into which the material falls e.g. barricades, guardrails, etc. Highly visible warning signs must also be posted in the immediate area to advise workers of the danger.