230. (1) Subject to subsection (2), any repair, modification or replacement of a part of any materials handling equipment must not decrease the safety of the equipment or part.
(2) If a part of lesser strength or quality than the original part is used in the repair, modification or replacement of a part of any materials handling equipment, the use of the equipment must be restricted by the employer to such loading and use as will ensure the retention of the original safety factor of the equipment or part.
Loading, Unloading and Maintenance While in Motion
231. (1) A load must not be picked up from or placed on any materials handling equipment while the equipment is in motion unless the equipment is specifically designed for that purpose.
(2) Except in the case of an emergency, an employee must not get on or off of any materials handling equipment while it is in motion.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), repair, maintenance or cleaning work must not be performed on any materials handling equipment while the materials handling equipment is being operated.
(4) Fixed parts of materials handling equipment may be repaired, maintained or cleaned while the equipment is being operated if they are isolated or protected so that the operation of the equipment does not affect the safety of the employee performing the repair, maintenance or cleaning work.
Positioning the Load
232. (1) If materials handling equipment is travelling with a raised or suspended load on a vessel, the operator of the equipment must ensure that the load is carried as close to the deck as the situation permits and in no case is the load to be carried at a point above the centre of gravity of the loaded materials handling equipment.
(2) If tools, tool boxes or spare parts are carried on materials handling equipment, they must be securely stored.
233. The floor, cab and other occupied parts of materials handling equipment must be kept free of any grease, oil, materials, tools or equipment that may create a hazard to an employee.
234. Materials handling equipment must not be parked in a passageway, doorway or other place where it may interfere with the safe movement of persons, materials, goods or things.
Materials Handling Area
235. (1) In this section, “materials handling area” means an area, including the area covered by wide swinging booms or other similar parts, within which materials handling equipment may create a hazard to any person.
(2) The main approaches to any materials handling area must be posted with warning signs or must be under the control of a signaller while operations are in progress.
(3) A person must not enter a materials handling area while operations are in progress unless that person
(a) is a health and safety officer;
(b) is an employee whose presence in the materials handling area is essential to the conduct, supervision or safety of the operations; or
(c) is a person who has been assigned by the employer to be in the materials handling area while operations are in progress.
(4) If any person other than a person referred to in subsection (3) enters a materials handling area while operations are in progress, the employer must cause the operations in that area to be immediately discontinued and not resumed until that person has left the area.
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