OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 3 Specifications and Certifications

Section 15 Approved equipment

Equipment requiring approval from a standards setting, certifying or approving organization normally has the organization’s seal, stamp, logo or identifying mark affixed to the equipment. The presence of one of these markings indicates the equipment has been certified or approved by the organization and the marking can then be used as evidence of compliance with the applicable standard referenced in the OHS Code.

Because some types of equipment are used and operated under harsh conditions, the markings can fade, chip, wear off or otherwise become illegible. Recognizing this and the fact that the organizations listed above do not provide markings except at the time of equipment certification or approval, employers are required to use their “best efforts” to retain equipment markings. Markings should be protected to remain legible for as long as possible. Where this is not reasonably possible, original documentation referring to the equipment’s certification or approval can be accepted.