OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 22 Safeguards

Section 318 Protection from falling objects

This section permits an employer to use an alternate type of falling object overhead protection based on the extent to which workers are in the hazardous area. Table 22.1 shows the options available to an employer.

Table 22.1 Options for falling object protection

When used as protection from falling objects, structures such as canopies must be strong enough to prevent collapse and to prevent penetration by any objects that may fall onto them.

Figure 22.19 Alternate approaches to providing overhead protection