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Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.2.  If verbal communication is used instead of, or together with, gestures, code words should be used such as:

— startto indicate the start of a command.
— stopto interrupt or end a movement.
— endto stop the operation.
— raiseto have a load raised.
— lowerto have a load lowered.
— forwards} to be co-ordinated with the corresponding hand signals.
— backwards
— right
— left
— dangerfor an emergency stop.
— quicklyto speed up a movement for safety reasons.

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