OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 6 Cranes, Hoists and Lifting Devices

Section 78 Operator responsibilities

Subsection 78(1)(a)

Since a chimney hoist is typically freely suspended, a maximum speed limit is required.

Subsection 78(1)(b)

Proper use of the positive drive mechanism is required to control speed.

Subsection 78(1)(c)

No explanation is required.

Subsection 78(1)(d)

This requirement is intended to prevent materials and equipment from striking and injuring the worker in the event that the hoist moves abruptly. The worker is permitted to hold hand held equipment while being raised or lowered.

Subsection 78(2)

Figure 6.16 provides examples of acceptable hooks and a shackle.

Figure 6.16 Examples of hooks with safety latches and a shackle equipped with a safety pin