Section 19-4. Risks in connection with a rollover

Mobile work equipment that can roll over during use and that has a seat for the operator or employee shall have:
  1. a.
    either a protective structure to ensure that the equipment does not tilt more than a quarter turn, or
  2. b.
    a structure that ensures that there is sufficient clearance around the operator or ride-on employee should the tilting movement continue beyond a quarter turn, or
  3. c.
    another device of equivalent effect.
The protective structure can be an integral part of the work equipment.
Protective structures are not required if the work equipment is stabilised while in operation, or where the design makes roll-over impossible.
If there is a risk that ride-on employees can be crushed between parts of the work equipment and the ground should the work equipment roll over, a restraining system must be available for these employees.
A lift or stacker that carries one or more employees shall have:
  1. a.
    a structure that prevents it from rolling over, or
  2. b.
    a roll-over protective structure, or
  3. c.
    a structure that ensures that there is sufficient clearance between the ground and the equipment should the lift or stacker roll over, or
  4. d.
    a structure restraining employees in the driving seat and thus prevents them from being crushed between the ground and parts of the lift or stacker should it roll over.
Tractors must be fitted with seat belts and a type-approved protective structure to protect the operator should the tractor roll over or rear. Operators must wear a seatbelt while driving. However, the requirement to wear a seat belt does not apply when the operator drives at low speeds and must leave their seat at brief intervals when the seat belt itself presents an increased risk of injury, or in other cases when it is clearly unnecessary.