OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 364 Moving workers

Machinery or equipment used to move, raise or lower workers must be specifically designed for that purpose. Machinery or equipment intended to move, raise or lower materials may not have the safety features or factor of safety designed into it to allow it to be safely used with workers.

Examples of machinery or equipment for which the design is critical and to which specific requirements of the OHS Code apply include

(a) rigging [see subsection 292(1)],
(b) fork-mounted work platforms intended to support a worker [see subsection 349(2)],
(c) suspended man baskets [see section 350], and
(d) the travelling block or tugger of an oil derrick [see section 770].