A Pre-Start Health and Safety Review is an assessment by a Professional Engineer of any industrial apparatus, protective element, process, or structure, to ensure compliance with applicable standards as laid out in Section 7 of Regulation 851, R.R.O. 1990 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
What must the pre-start health and safety review report include?
When a pre-start health and safety review (PSR) is carried out, a written report is required that must contain the following:
- Details of measures that must be taken to bring the apparatus, structure, protective element or process into compliance with the specified provisions of the Industrial Establishments Regulation listed in the section 7 table [clause 7(4)(a)].
- Details of measures to protect the health and safety of workers that are to be taken before testing is carried out [clause 7(4)(b)] if testing is required before the apparatus or structure can be operated or used or before the process can be used.
- Details of the structural adequacy of the apparatus or structure if item 3 or item 7 of the section 7 table applies [clause 7 (4)(c)].
- The signature of the person performing the pre-start health and safety review [subsection 7 (13)] and the date it was performed.
- If a professional engineer performed the PSR, his or her seal [subsection 7 (13)].
- If the person performing the PSR is not a professional engineer, details of his or her special, expert, or professional knowledge or qualifications [subsection 7 (13)].
Pre Start Health and Safety Reviews incompliance with Section 7 of the Regulation for Industrial Establishment Include but are not limited to;
- Flammable liquids,
- Machine guarding including interlocks and electronic guarding devices,
- Racking and Stacking Structures,
- Processes that may produce an explosion such as spray booth,
- Dust Collectors,
- Lifting devices
- Guarding/Electrical circuit design for guarding devices such as interlocks,
- light curtains,
- safety mats and laser scanners.
- Racking inspections to manufacturer's recommendations.
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