Lifting Devices Policy
Effective: September 2000
Reviewed: June 2017
Revised: June 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990
O. Reg. 213/91 19941 (as amended), Constuction Projects
O. Reg. 851 R.R.O. 1990 (as amended), Industrial Establishments
Relevant Standards and Guidelines
Safety Code for Material Hoists, CAN/CSA-Z256 – M87 (R2016)
Hoisting and Rigging Safety Manual, Infrastructure Health and Safety Association. (R2012)
The Lifting Devices Policy applies to all University employees (faculty, staff) students and maintenance contractors who perform work with the assistance of lifting devices.
- The University shall provide appropriate training to all employees and students who perform work with the assistance of lifting devices and rigging.
- The University will verify that all maintenance contractors hired to perform such work at University facilities are appropriately trained.
- All fixed lifting devices on the Guelph Campus are to registered with Physical Resources so that preventative maintenance and annual safety inspections are completed.
- All fixed lifting devices for the Regional Campus and University Research Stations are to be registered with the Facilities Manager, Office of Research so that preventative maintenance and safety inspections are completed.
- Preventative maintenance and safety inspection programs shall be established for lifting devices as recommended by the manufacturer and the guidelines provided by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Appropriate records shall be maintained.
- Lifting devices shall be inspected by a competent person prior to being placed in service, and thereafter on an annual basis or as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) shall be used by all personnel involved in the performance of work with lifting devices.
|Lifting Device||A device that is used to raise or lower any material or object and includes its rails and other supports, but does not include a device to which the Elevating Devices Act applies.|
|Rigging||Accessories that include hardware, hooks, ropes, slings, rails and other components.|
A person who,