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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 14.20 from 2019-06-25 to 2022-06-20:

  •  (1) Before motorized or manual materials handling equipment is used for the first time in a work place, the employer shall set out in writing instructions on the inspection, testing and maintenance of that materials handling equipment.

  • (2) Instructions referred to in subsection (1) shall specify the nature and frequency of inspections, testing and maintenance.

  • (3) The inspection, testing and maintenance referred to in subsection (1) shall be performed by a qualified person who

    • (a) complies with the instructions referred to in that subsection; and

    • (b) makes and signs a report of each inspection, test or maintenance work performed by the qualified person.

  • (4) A report referred to in paragraph (3)(b) shall

    • (a) include the date of the inspection, testing or maintenance performed by the qualified person;

    • (b) identify the materials handling equipment that was inspected, tested or maintained; and

    • (c) set out the safety observations of the qualified person.

  • (5) The employer shall keep at the work place at which the motorized or manual materials handling equipment is located a copy of

    • (a) the instructions referred to in subsection (1) for as long as the materials handling equipment is in use; and

    • (b) the report referred to in paragraph (3)(b) for a period of one year after the report is signed.

  • SOR/96-400, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 98(F)
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