OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 369 Immobilizing machinery

The worker is responsible for making sure that a machine, or part of or extension to a machine, is not left unattended or in a suspended position unless the machine is immobilized and secured against accidental movement.

For powered mobile equipment this means setting parking brakes and transmission locks and lowering any blades, buckets or forks to the ground. The wheels may sometimes need to be blocked.