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No. 7 of 1999 Orders/Marine as made
This Marine Orders amends Marine Orders - Part 32: Cargo Handling Equipment, Issue 2 (Order No. 14 of 1997) to update text to clarify the responsibilities of persons involved in the loading and unloading of cargo.
Administered by: DOTARS
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 27
Registered 13 Jun 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Mar-1999
Tabled Senate22-Mar-1999
Gazetted 10 Mar 1999
Date of repeal 06 Dec 2011
Repealed by Marine Order 32, issue 3


Part 32

Cargo Handling Equipment

Issue 2




Order No 7 of 1999

Pursuant to Section 425(1AA) of the Navigation Act 1912, I hereby make this Order amending Marine Orders, Part 32, Issue 2 by omitting pages (i), 13 and 14 and substituting the attached pages (i), 13 and 14 to come into operation on 15 March 1999.
                                                                                                                                           Clive Davidson
                                                                                                                                           Chief Executive
5 March 1999

Table of Contents

1       Definitions

2       Purpose

3       Application

4       Exemptions & equivalents

5       Transitional

6       Review of decisions

7       Control

8       Penal provisions

9       Person in charge

10     Loading and unloading

11     Access to a ship or compartment

12     Marking of cargo mass

13     Powers and functions of surveyors

14     Safe working load

15     Testing, thorough examination, inspection and certification

16     Register of materials handling equipment and certificates of test

17     Maintenance and repairs

Appendix 1     Protective fencing

Appendix 2     Lighting

Appendix 3     Safe atmosphere

Appendix 4     Personnel cradle

Appendix 5     Test and thorough examination procedures (materials handling equipment)

Appendix 6         Safe use of materials handling equipment

Appendix 7         Cargo spaces

Appendix 8         Motors in cargo spaces

Appendix 9         Requirements for derricks

Appendix 10       Requirements for cranes

Appendix 11       Crane and derrick
controls and brakes

Appendix 12       Operator's cabin and

Appendix 13       Mechanical stowing appliances and other vehicles

Appendix l4        Requirements for specialised handling systems

Appendix l5        Requirements for cargo gear

Appendix l6        Unitised cargo

Appendix 17       Ladders

Appendix 18       Signalling

Appendix 19       Marking of mass

Appendix 20       Australian standards:
guide in determining

Appendix 21       Actuating force: control equipment

Appendix 22       Approved splices in wire rope

Appendix 23       Forms

Previous issue

Issue 1, Order No 12 of 1986
Amendment, Order No. 5 of 1992

Issue 2, Order No 14 of 1997
Amendment, Order No. 2 of 1999

9.2.3  If, in connection with the loading or unloading of a ship:

(a) a person receives an injury requiring referral to a hospital; or

(b) a component of materials handling equipment fails in operation, whether or not any person is thereby injured,

the master, on advice from the person in charge, must submit to the Manager, Marine Operations and Personnel, in AMSA through AusSAR:

(a) within four hours of the incident—an initial report in accordance with Form MO-32/5 in Appendix 23; and

(b) within 72 hours of the incident—a full report in accordance with Form MO-32/6 in Appendix 23.

Note:  Two forms are available from AMSA: Form AMSA 18, which is an Incident Alert form, and AMSA 19, which is an Incident Report form.

10  Loading and Unloading

10.1  Person in charge to direct loading and unloading

A person must not, to any extent, load or unload a ship unless that person does so under the direction of the person in charge.

10.2  Loading and unloading to comply with this Part

A person must not:

(a) to any extent, load or unload a ship;

(b) use or operate any materials handling equipment in connection with the loading or unloading of a ship;

(c)  direct or purport to authorise any other person to load or unload a ship to any extent, or operate materials handling equipment in connection with the loading or unloading of a ship; or

(d) use or direct or purport to authorise any other person to use in connection with the loading or unloading of a ship, except in the event of an emergency, any means of passage or access,

otherwise than in compliance with or as provided by this Part.

10.3  Use of equipment

10.3.1  Subject to 10.3.2, a person who:

(a) is under 18 years of age; or

(b) does not possess the necessary aptitudes and experience,

must not:

(c)  operate any mechanical stowing appliance, crane or winch; or

(d) give directional signals to a driver of a crane, winch or other mechanical stowing appliance; or

(e)  have responsibility for attending to cargo falls on winch ends or winch drums; or

(f)  perform tasks involving hoisting, lowering or otherwise adjusting derrick gear or other materials handling equipment.

10.3.2  Provision 10.3.1 does not apply to:

(a) a member of the crew of the ship being loaded or unloaded; or

(b) a person under training while properly supervised.

10.3.3  A person must not operate power operated hatch covers unless that person is:

(a) a member of the crew of the ship being loaded or unloaded; or

(b) a person authorised to do so by the officer in charge of the loading or
unloading operation.

10.3.4  A person, other than a member of the crew of the ship, must not operate
ship's side, bow or stern doors, 'tween deck bulkhead doors, ramps, retractable car decks or similar ship equipment unless that person has been specifically authorised by the Master of the ship to do so.

10.4  Protective clothing

A person must not load or unload a ship unless that person wears protective clothing and other protective equipment appropriate for the loading or unloading operation, for the duration of the operation.

Note: It is the responsibilities of employers to define the protective clothing to be worn in any particular circumstances.