OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 21 Rigging

Section 300 Cable clips

(1) An employer must ensure that U-bolt type clips used for fastening wire rope are installed

(a) so that the U-bolt section of the clip bears on the short or “dead” side of the rope,

(b) so that the saddle of a clip bears on the long or “live” side of the rope, and

(c) using the number and with the spacing that complies with the specifications in Schedule 5.

(2) An employer must ensure that cable clips used for fastening wire rope are installed, and torqued to the manufacturer’s specifications or, in the absence of manufacturer’s specifications, to the values specified in Schedule 5.

(3) An employer must ensure that double-saddle clips (fist clips) used for fastening wire rope are installed using the number and the spacing and torque that complies with the specifications in Schedule 5.

(4) An employer must ensure that double base clips used for fastening wire rope are installed with a spacing that is not less than 6 times the diameter of the rope.