OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 152.1 Anchor strength – temporary

(1) An employer must ensure that a temporary anchor used in a travel restraint system

(a) has a minimum breaking strength in any direction in which the load may be applied of at least 3.5 kilonewtons per worker attached,

(b) is installed, used and removed according to the manufacturer’s specifications or specifications certified by a professional engineer,

(c) is permanently marked as being for travel restraint only, and

(d) is removed from use on the earliest of

(i) the date on which the work project for which it is intended is completed, or

(ii) the time specified by the manufacturer or professional engineer.

(2) An employer must ensure that a temporary anchor used in a personal fall arrest system

(a) has a minimum breaking strength in any direction in which the load may be applied of at least 16 kilonewtons or two times the maximum arresting force per worker attached,

(b) is installed, used and removed according to the manufacturer’s specifications or specifications certified by a professional engineer, and,

(c) is removed from use on the earliest of

(i) the date on which the work project for which it is intended is completed, or

(ii) the time specified by the manufacturer or professional engineer.