S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry

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3.10.9. Material hoisting apparatus:
(1)  Any hoisting apparatus used to lift materials on construction site shall:
(a)  have solid moorings and fastening devices, designed, constructed and installed in such a way so as to support all loads and stresses which may be applied to them;
(b)  be constructed of adapted materials;
(c)  have an outrigger beam capable of supporting 4 times the maximum working load of the apparatus. This beam shall conform to section 3.9.15; and
(d)  be equipped with a brake or equivalent device capable of supporting the maximum working load of the apparatus and of automatically stopping it during an interruption of the hoisting movement.
(2)  The hoisting cable shall always be in good condition and never used as a sling.
(3)  In order to protect workers from falling when they work to pull loads onto a floor at platform level, one or several measures provided for in subparagraphs 1 to 4 of the second paragraph of section 2.9.1 must be taken.
(4)  The projection on the ground level of the space used for hoisting operations, the loading area and the hoisting mechanism area shall be encircled by a barrier and forbidden to any worker other than the one doing the loading.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 3.10.9; O.C. 329-94, s. 54; O.C. 35-2001, s. 20.