OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 145 Self retracting device

An employer must ensure that a self-retracting device manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 and used with a personal fall arrest system is

(a) approved to CSA Standard Z259.2.2-98 (R2004), Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall-Arrest Systems,

(b) anchored above the worker’s head unless the manufacturer’s specifications allow the use of a different anchor location, and

(c) used in a manner that minimizes the hazards of swinging and limits the swing drop distance to 1.2 metres if a worker falls.