OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 87 Location protected

Sections 87(a) and 87(b)

Clause 6.1 of the CSA standard requires that the hoistway at grade level be enclosed up to a height of at least 3.5 metres from grade level. See Figures 6.20 and 6.21.

Clause 7.4.1 of the CSA standard requires that hoistway landings be protected by substantial door and gates/guardrails as shown in Figures 6.20 and 6.21.

Guardrails must meet the requirements of section 315 of the OHS Code.

Figure 6.20 Example of hoistway enclosure and guarding at a landing (plan view)

Figure 6.21 Example of typical enclosure at hoist base

Section 87(c)

An overhead protective covering must meet the requirements of section 318 of the OHS Code.