18.104.22.168. Earth-moving machinery used for lifting purposes
The use of a hydraulic shovel, backhoe loader or loader for lifting purposes, whether or not it is modified, is allowed only for water, sewer, culvert or blasting works, if the following conditions are complied with:
(a) lifting must be carried out in accordance with a work method prepared in writing by the employer, available on the work site. The method must comply with the requirements provided for in section 2.15.6 and indicate that no worker may be located under the boom, arm, load arm or bucket of the machine or under the load during lifting;
(b) the hydraulic shovel, backhoe loader or loader shall also be equipped with a load hook-up device designed to avoid any accidental unhooking. The device shall be designed by the equipment manufacturer or be recommended by the manufacturer; and
(c) the requirements provided for in section 2.15.1 must be complied with.
The use of a sling or a mooring rope attached to the bucket teeth to lift a load is prohibited.
O.C. 1413-98, s. 17; O.C. 428-2015, s. 6.