OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Highlights

  • Section 364 requires employers to ensure that machinery or equipment used to move, raise or lower workers is designed by the manufacturer or certified by a professional engineer as being appropriate for that purpose.
  • Section 367 requires that machinery not be started or operated if doing so endangers the operator or another worker.
  • Sections 372 and 373 present requirements applicable to elevated conveyor belts, including restrictions on the movement of workers above and below them.
  • Section 375 requires the guards of hand-held grinders to cover 120 degrees of the grinding accessory, as opposed to the previous requirement of 180-degree coverage. Less coverage exposes more of the grinding accessory, improving access into tight grinding locations and reducing kickback.
  • Sections 377 through 383 specify requirements specific to saw blades, saw wheels and saws.
  • Section 384 presents requirements applicable to industrial robots.