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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 240 from 2010-06-03 to 2021-06-03:

  •  (1) Materials handling equipment must not be used or operated with a load that is in excess of its safe working load.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the safe working load of materials handling equipment must be clearly marked on the equipment or on a label securely attached to a permanent part of the equipment in a position where the mark or label can be easily read by the operator of the equipment.

  • (3) If derricks are certified for and marked with a safe working load for operation in union purchase, the load lifted when in union purchase must not be more than that safe working load.

  • (4) If derricks are operated in union purchase and they are not certified and marked in accordance with subsection (3)

    • (a) the load lifted must not be in excess of one-half of the safe working load of the derrick with the smaller capacity;

    • (b) the angle formed by the cargo runners must not be more than 120°; and

    • (c) the attachments and fittings of the cargo runners, guy wires and preventers must be suitable for the loads to which they are subjected.

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