29.1 Definitions [Repealed]

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

29.2 Application
29.3 Pre-job planning and training
29.4 Restricted practices [Repealed]
29.5 Communications
29.6 Aircraft landing areas [Repealed]
29.7 Rigging [Repealed]
29.8 Notification [Repealed]
29.9 Airlifted loads
29.10 Traffic control
29.11 Rotorwash
29.12 Unstable materials
29.13 Change in flight path [Repealed]
29.14 Manual load release [Repealed]
29.15 Maximum load [Repealed]

FORESTRY OPERATIONS

29.16 Notification
29.17 Site supervision
29.18 Heli-yarding [Repealed]
29.19 Drop zone areas [Repealed]
29.20 Log loading areas

PESTICIDE APPLICATION

29.21 Loading pesticides [Repealed]
29.22 Hoses under pressure [Repealed]
29.23 Flagpersons

29.1 Definitions

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

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29.2 Application

This Part applies to the use of aircraft in the workplace.

29.3 Pre-job planning and training

The employer must

(a) provide written safe work procedures for workers who are exposed to hazards from aircraft operations,

(b) ensure that workers are provided with adequate pre-job instruction and that the instruction is documented, and

(c) ensure that workers can demonstrate the ability to safely perform their tasks as required.

29.4 Restricted practices

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.5 Communications

(1) The employer must ensure that effective communication between air and ground crews has been established before initiating airlift operations.

(2) If hand signals are used to communicate between air and ground crews

(a) only internationally recognized hand signals may be used,

(b) the designated signaller must be identified to the pilot in command by means of high visibility apparel and position, and

(c) all workers exposed to hazards from the airlifting operation must know and understand the hand signals.

29.6 Aircraft landing areas

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.7 Rigging

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.8 Notification

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.9 Airlifted loads

(1) The employer must ensure that airlifted loads are not flown over workers.

(2) Workers must remain clear and in recognized safe areas when there is a hazard from airlifted loads.

29.10 Traffic control

The employer must ensure that effective traffic control measures are employed as required by Part 18 (Traffic Control) wherever airlifted loads will be flown over travelled roadways.

29.11 Rotorwash

The employer must ensure that helicopter rotorwash will not expose workers to undue risk.

29.12 Unstable materials

The employer must ensure that work areas are planned and maintained to avoid placing workers in hazardous proximity to unstable materials.

29.13 Change in flight path

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.14 Manual load release

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.15 Maximum load

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

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29.16 Notification

(1) The owner, or the person engaged by the owner to be the prime contractor, must give notice to the Board at least 2 weeks before commencing any operation involving aerial transport of logs or other products made of wood.

(2) The notice must provide the

(a) name of the principal contractor and of the person responsible for the operation,

(b) location, scheduled start date and expected duration of the operation, and

(c) type of logging activity to be done.

29.17 Site supervision

The employer must assign a person on site the responsibility for supervising and coordinating airlift operations.

29.18 Heli-yarding

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.19 Drop zone areas

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.20 Log loading areas

(1) Log loading areas must be separate from drop zones.

(2) Before accessing loading and drop zone areas, workers must communicate their intentions to aircraft and equipment operators, and get an "all clear" signal to proceed from the operators.

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29.21 Loading pesticides

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.22 Hoses under pressure

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

29.23 Flagpersons

A flagperson who may be exposed to pesticide spray or drift must wear protective clothing covering the head, body, hands and feet, and a respirator appropriate for the pesticide being applied.

[Amended by B.C. Reg. 312/2003, effective October 29, 2003.]

Note: Part 6 (Substance Specific Requirements) provides other requirements for pesticides.

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