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Plant used in connection with tree lopping

221 Plant used in connection with tree lopping

(1) Clause 220(1)(a) and (b) do not apply in connection with tree lopping if--
(a) a risk assessment shows that lifting or suspending a person in a harness with a crane to place the person in a tree to carry out tree lopping does not create a greater risk to health or safety than using plant specifically designed to lift a person or climbing a tree, and
(b) the tree lopping is carried out by a person who is a competent person in the use of the harness referred to in paragraph (a), and
(c) a crane is used to put the competent person in the tree to lop it, and
(d) the crane has safety mechanisms that would prevent the competent person from inadvertently falling, and
(e) while attached to the crane, the competent person is in visual, audio or radio communication with the crane operator.
(2) In this clause,
"harness" means a work positioning harness that is designed and certified, in accordance with AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 (Industrial fall-arrest systems--Harnesses and ancillary equipment) , for the purpose of lifting and suspending a person.

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