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Saskatchewan Aerial Lift

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The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996

"aerial device" means a vehicle-mounted telescoping or articulating
unit that is used to position a worker at an elevated worksite, and includes a
work basket or bucket, an aerial ladder, an extendable and articulating boom
platform, a vertical tower and any combination of those devices;

Aerial devices and elevating work platforms
192(1) An employer or contractor shall ensure that:
(a) an aerial device, elevating work platform or personnel lifting unit is
designed, constructed, erected, operated and maintained in accordance with
an approved standard; or
(b) a professional engineer has certified that:
(i) an aerial device, elevating work platform or personnel lifting unit
and its elevating system and mountings are safe for the purpose of
raising workers and loads; and
(ii) the components of an aerial device, elevating work platform or
personnel lifting unit and its elevating system and mountings are
designed in accordance with an approved standard.
(2) An employer or contractor shall not require or permit a worker to be raised or
lowered by any aerial device or elevating work platform or to work from a device or platform held in an elevated position unless:
(a) there is an adequate and suitable means of communication between the
worker operating the controls and the worker raised on the platform, if they
are not the same person;
(b) the elevating mechanism is designed so that, if any failure of the
mechanism occurs, the platform will descend in a controlled manner so that
no worker on the platform will be endangered;
(c) the controls are designed so that the platform will be moved only when
direct pressure is applied to the controls;
(d) the drive mechanism of any operation for moving the platform is positive
and does not rely on gravity;
(e) road traffic conditions, environmental conditions, overhead wires, cables
and other obstructions do not create a danger to the worker;
(f) the brakes of the aerial device or elevating work platform are engaged,
except when operated in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations;
(g) if the aerial device or elevating work platform is equipped with
outriggers, the outriggers are set;
(h) pursuant to clause (i), the worker is provided with and is required to use
a personal fall arrest system that meets the requirements of Part VII; and
(i) the aerial device or elevating work platform is equipped with a lanyard
attachment point that is:
(i) designed and constructed to an approved standard; or
(ii) certified as safe by a professional engineer and installed and used
in accordance with that design.
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision in this section but subject to section 465,
an employer or contractor shall not require or permit a worker working on an
exposed energized high voltage electrical conductor to work from an aerial device or elevating work platform unless the controls are operated by the worker on the device or platform.
(4) Where a worker leaves an aerial device or elevating work platform parked or
unattended, an employer or contractor shall ensure that the device or platform:
(a) is locked or rendered inoperative; or
(b) is fully lowered and retracted with all hydraulic systems in the neutral
position or incapable of operating by moving the controls.
(5) An employer or contractor shall ensure that:
(a) a worker who operates an aerial device or elevating work platform is
trained to operate the device or platform safely; and
(b) the training includes the manufacturer's instructions and
recommendations, the load limitations, the proper use of all controls and any
limitations on the surfaces on which the device or platform is designed to be
used.
(5.1) An employer or contractor shall ensure that, while a worker is on a work
platform mounted on a forklift and the forklift is in the raised position, the
operator:
(a) remains at the controls; and
(b) does not drive the forklift.
(6) An employer or contractor shall ensure that the manufacturer's operating
manual for the aerial device or elevating work platform is kept with the device or
platform at all times.

Maintenance and inspection
193(1) An employer, contractor, owner or supplier shall ensure that only competent persons maintain and inspect an aerial device, elevating work platform, suspended powered platform, personnel lifting unit or scaffold to which section 177 applies.
(2) An employer, contractor, owner or supplier shall ensure that a maintenance
and inspection record tag:
(a) is provided for an aerial device, elevating work platform, suspended
powered scaffold, personnel lifting unit or scaffold to which section 177
applies, and is attached to the device, platform, unit or scaffold near the
operator's station; and
(b) has the following recorded on it:
(i) the date of the last maintenance;
(ii) the name and signature of the person who performed the
maintenance; and
(iii) an indication that the maintenance has been carried out in
accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

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