OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 149 Wood pole climbing

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker working on or from a wood pole uses fall restrict equipment that is approved to CSA Standard Z259.14-01, Fall Restrict Equipment for Wood Pole Climbing, in combination with

(a) lineman’s body belt that

(i) is approved to CSA Standard Z259.3-M1978 (R2003), Lineman’s Body Belt and Lineman’s Safety Strap, or

(ii) complies with section 142.1, or

(b) a full body harness that complies with subsection 142(1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to fall restrict equipment or a lineman’s body belt in use before April 30, 2004.