OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 367 Operator responsibilities

The machine operator is responsible for checking the machine and the surrounding area to ensure that both the operator and other workers are not at risk of being caught or struck by moving equipment. This may include such things as checking visually and verbally to make sure workers are not in the immediate vicinity of the machinery, and activating warning alarms. Having a second worker check the area may be necessary in some situations. Convex mirrors may be used to allow the operator to see obstructed areas.