OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 152 Anchor strength – permanent

(1) An employer must ensure that a permanent anchor is capable of safely withstanding the impact forces applied to it and has a minimum breaking strength per attached worker of 16 kilonewtons or two times the maximum arresting force in any direction in which the load may be applied.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to anchors installed before July 1, 2009.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to the anchors of flexible horizontal lifeline systems that must meet the requirements of subsection 153(1).

(4) The employer must ensure that an anchor rated at two times the maximum arresting force is designed, installed and used in accordance with

(a) the manufacturer’s specifications, or

(b) specifications certified by a professional engineer.