The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released a third edition of their The new CSA Safety Standard B is a comprehensive. Employers now have a new tool for ensuring safe lift truck operation, courtesy of CSA B Safety standard for lift trucks. This is the third edition of CSA B, Safety standard for lift trucks. It supersedes the previous editions- published in and This Standard specifies the.
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Annexes are designated normative mandatory or informative nonmandatory to define their application. This report can be used to inform workers about the hazards in their work as required by clause 25 2 d of the OHSA.
Operate at a safe speed, taking into consideration all conditions. Keep hands, arms, head, feet and legs inside cxa confines of a moving forklift. If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified by email. Know the recommended load limit of the forklift and never exceed it.
Leave the vehicle unattended while running or loaded. A wealth of information and resources. The new standard is compatible with the CSA Z series of management standards. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions.
Comment on draft standards Influence national and international standards development by commenting on draft standards online. The repair and maintenance should focus on worker safety, not just for the truck’s load-handling characteristics, but for all aspects of the truck’s operations.
Use corner mirrors, back-up alarms, buzzers and warning lights to help prevent collisions. The Canadian Standards Association also has a training standard Industrial Lift Truck Operator Training B[updated to B] bb335, which may be useful cas designing or evaluating training programs. Regulation is more specific and states that a lifting device is only to be operated by a competent person.
CAN/CSA-B – Safety standard for lift trucks
Floors, aisles and passageways are kept clear and free of hazards. Stay in the truck in case of overturn. July Content last reviewed: Operating Procedures As a minimum, employers should ensure that the following existing regulatory requirements are complied with: So that you know what has to be on your preventative maintenance program.
Lift Truck Selection Criteria It is important to develop criteria for the selection of trucks for use in a particular workplace. Check for adequate overhead clearance before raising the load. Appendix III is an outline of the knowledge and skills in terms of learning outcomes that a truck operator should acquire through a successful training program.
Know how to assess the weight of the load to be lifted. Know the blind spots of the lift truck with and without a load.
You may delete a document from your 40 Profile at any time. Every truck should also be equipped with the following: The operator should also examine the chains and mast; check for damage or leaks; and inspect the condition of the lift mechanism.
Better still, says Leon, “You need to have a mechanical material handling managed system. Both the previous and new version require operators to be trained to the level of competency, “but the training requirements in the new standard spell out how instruction is to be conveyed and evaluated,” explains H335.
The operator should not: Some jurisdictions specify that only a “competent” or “authorized” person may operate powered lift trucks and others may specify a minimum operator age e.
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As the voice of the U. Skip to content Ontario. This program should include the following elements:. Do a visual and operational check of the forklift at the start of the shift. This Standard applies to lift truck Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7; in addition, certain clauses apply to Class 6 vehicles, non-powered high lift trucks, and personnel and burden carriers.
The result was unsafe work practices that made an accident almost inevitable. Search all fact sheets:. Prepare a written report that mentions all the potential sources of harm or injury identified in step one above.
Add a badge to your website or intranet so your workers can quickly find answers to their health and safety questions. Maintenance and Repair Procedures The OHSAin clause 25 1 bplaces a general duty on employers to ensure that equipment is maintained in good condition.
How we can help Check out WSPS’ full suite of training resources for lift trucks and other lifting devices. In practical terms, the following measures and procedures should be carried out: Know how to properly enter and leave the vehicle. It should cover fork condition and wear; tire condition and pressure; fluid and fuel levels; battery condition and electrolyte levels; steering, brake, and limit switch operation; and cleanliness.
If there is a concern that the workplace does not have sufficient expertise, advice should be sought from the relevant safe workplace association or other safety specialists. Search all fact sheets: Analysis of the accidents in the Ministry’s study revealed a wide variety of immediate causes collisions, shifting loads, tip-oversbut generally the same root cause: It should include a review of information provided by the lift truck’s manufacturer, an analysis of work processes and a consideration of accident and injury data.
You have to have a managed system that talks about, is it the right equipment for the job, are we using the right equipment, are we maintaining the equipment properly, how often are we maintaining it, do we have an inventory list of our equipment.