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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 24 August 2019 at 01:17)
93   Design of powered mobile plant—particular risk control measures
(1)  A designer of powered mobile plant must ensure that the plant is designed to minimise the risk of unintended overturning or a falling object coming into contact with the operator.
(2)  A designer must ensure that powered mobile plant is designed to incorporate an appropriate combination of operator protective devices if there is a risk of the plant overturning, objects falling on the operator or the operator being ejected.
(3)  A designer of powered mobile plant must ensure that:
(a)  a tractor designed to have a mass of 560 kg or more, but less than 15,000 kg, is designed to include a protective structure that conforms with AS 1636.1—1996, AS 1636.2—1996 and AS 1636.3—1996 Tractors—Roll-over protective structures—Criteria and tests, as appropriate to the type of tractor involved, and
(b)  earth moving machinery designed to have a mass of 700 kg or more, but less than 100,000 kg, is designed to include a protective structure that conforms with AS 2294.1—1997, AS 2294.2—1997 and AS 2294.3—1997 Earth-moving machinery—Protective structures.
(3A)  Subclause (3) does not apply to powered mobile plant intended for use in the underground parts of a mining workplace or a coal workplace.
(3B)  Despite subclause (3A), a person who designs powered mobile plant intended for use in the underground parts of a mining workplace or a coal workplace, in controlling risks, must ensure that the plant is designed having regard to the safety requirements specified in subclause (3) when determining measures to control the risk of overturning or of a falling object coming into contact with the operator.
(4)  A designer of powered mobile plant must ensure that the plant is designed to incorporate warning devices that are appropriate to warn effectively persons who are at risk from the movement of the plant.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.