OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 22 Safeguards

Section 313 Building shafts

(1) An employer must ensure that if a work platform is necessary to ensure the safety of workers in a building shaft, there is

(a) a main work platform that is completely decked and designed to support any anticipated load, and

(b) a second platform not more than 4 metres below the main work platform.

(2) An employer must ensure that if there is no work platform at a doorway or opening to a building shaft

(a) the doorway or opening is enclosed,

(b) the enclosure is not less than 2 metres high, and

(c) there is an access door opening out from the enclosed area.

(3)An employer must ensure that, while a building shaft is being constructed, at least one warning sign indicating an open building shaft is placed at each point of entry to the shaft.