OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging


  • Section 292 recognizes fatigue rating according to a specified European standard, as well as safety factors for specific wire rope rigging components.
  • Section 297 requires employers to ensure that slings meet the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standard B30.9-2006, Safety Standard for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Jacks and Slings. Section 297 also requires that below-the-hook lifting devices meet the requirements of ANSI Standard B30.20, Below the Hook Lifting Devices.
  • Section 298 requires the employers to ensure that synthetic slings are marked with the maximum load rating for the types of hitches permitted.
  • Section 303 prohibits the use of makeshift fittings or attachments that are load bearing.
  • Sections 305 through 309 present rejection criteria for synthetic fibre slings, wire rope, metal mesh slings and hooks.