Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
14.20 (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
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