Construction equipment

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15. Construction equipment
15.1. Earth-moving equipment: general provisions
Construction
15.1.1. Earth-moving equipment should be provided with a
plate or the like indicating:
the gross laden weight;
the maximum axle weight or, in the case of caterpillar equip-
ment, ground pressure; and
the tare weight.
15.1.2. Earth-moving equipment should be equipped with:
an electrically operated acoustic signaffing device;
searchlights for forward and backward movement;
power and hand brakes;
tail lights; and
silencers.
15.1.3. Operators of earth-moving equipment should be
adequately protected against the weather by a cab, windscreen,
roof or other effective means.
15.1.4. Cabs of earth-moving equipment should comply with
the relevant requirements of section 10.2.
15.1.5. Earth-moving equipment with a cab should be equip-
ped with:
a direction indicator; and
a rear-view mirror on either side.
15.1.6. Operator's seats of earth-moving equipment should
comply with the relevant requirements of section 10.2.
15.1.7. Operators of equipment with drag lines or winch
ropes should be adequately protected against being struck by
broken ropes.
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