Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation

We provide services to industrial businesses in accordance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation to protect our clients properly. In particular, we note Regulation 851, Section 51:

"851.51. (1) A lifting device shall,

(a) be so constructed, of such strength and be equipped with suitable ropes, chains, slings and other fittings so as to adequately ensure the safety of all workers;

(b) be thoroughly examined by a competent person to determine its capability of handling the maximum load as rated,

(i) prior to being used for the first time, and

(ii) thereafter as often as necessary but not less frequently than recommended by the manufacturer and in any case, at least once a year,

and a permanent record shall be kept, signed by the competent person doing the examination;"

What is Considered a Lifting Device?

three high cranes


  • Overhead travelling cranes
  • Jib cranes
  • Gantry and wall cranes
  • Monorails
  • Hoists
  • Chain fall
  • Lever hoist
  • Come-a-longs
  • Winch
  • Other material lifting equipment with similar characteristics

Lift Truck

  • Battery-electric / electric
  • Counterbalanced (incuding front/side loader lift)
  • Forklift
  • High lift / high lift order picker / high lift platform
  • Internal combustion engine
  • Low lift / low lift order picker / low lift platform
  • Motorized hand / motorized hand/rider
  • Narrow aisle
  • Non-powered / powered
  • Operator-up high lift
  • Pallet
  • Reach
  • Rider
  • Rough terrain / variable reach rough terrain
  • Side loader
  • Straddle
boom truck

Aerial Work Platforms

  • Portable elevating work platforms (portable, integral chassis elevating work platforms with bases that cannot be driven or moved horizontally while the platform is in an elevated position
  • Self-propelled elevating work platforms (self-propelled integral chassis elevated work platforms that have a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base; are power operated with primary functions controlled from the platform)
  • Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms (self-propelled boom-supported integral chassis elevated work platforms that have a platform capable of being positioned completely beyond the base; power-operated with primary functions control from the platform)

Other Equipment Requiring Annual Inspections

Portable Automotive Lifting Devices (PALD):

  • Hydraulic hand jacks
  • Transmission jacks
  • Engine stands
  • Vehicle support stands
  • Mechanical screw jacks
  • Mechanical bumper jacks
  • Mechanical scissors jacks
  • Mechanical frame jacks
  • Upright type mobile lifts
  • Service jacks
  • Wheel dollies
  • Shop cranes
  • Swing type mobile lifts
  • Scissors type mobile lifts
  • Auxiliary stands
  • Automotive ramps
  • High reach supplementary stands

Personal Safety/Rescue Equipment:

  • Tripods
  • Davits
  • SRDs
  • SRLs
  • Harness
  • Lanyards

Below-the-hook Lift Attachments:

  • Shackles
  • Slings (chain, wire rope/cable, synthetic)
  • Lift bars
  • D rings


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