Equipment Inspection Tool
Employers are responsible for ensuring that, if the OHSR requires a machine or piece of equipment to have an inspection and maintenance record, an effective written or other permanent recording system or log be immediately available to the equipment operator and to any other person involved with inspection and maintenance of the equipment.
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Supervisors must not knowingly operate or permit a worker to operate mobile equipment which is, or could create, an undue hazard to the health and safety of any person.
Operators of mobile equipment must operate the equipment safely, maintain full control of the equipment and comply with the laws governing the operation of the equipment.
Equipment Inspection Requirements
Start of shift inspections
- The operator must inspect the equipment before the start of operation on the
shift and thereafter as required to ensure the safe operating condition of the equipment.
- The operator must report defects and conditions affecting the safe operation
of the equipment to the supervisor or employer.
- Any repair or adjustment necessary for the safe operation of the equipment
must be made before the equipment is used.
Inspection and maintenance records
The recording system must:
- Identify the make, model and serial number of the equipment, and the name
and address of the current owner.
- Contain an entry on each shift, signed by the operator of the machine or
equipment, reporting the result of each start of shift inspection and safety
check, and any observed defect, operating difficulty or need for maintenance
occurring on the shift.
- Contain an entry signed by the person responsible for any test, inspection,
modification, repair or maintenance performed on the equipment, summarizing the
work done, indicating the status of the equipment or machine for further use,
and if appropriate, noting where a detailed record of the test, inspection,
modification, repair or maintenance can be obtained.
If the regulation requires a machine or piece of equipment to have inspections and maintenance records, then detailed reports of inspections, maintenance, repairs and modifications must be kept for the duration of the service life of the machine or equipment and must be reasonable available to the workplace and made available upon request, to the operator and to anyone else involved in the operation, inspection, testing or, maintenance of the equipment.