OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 41 Work Requiring Rope Access

Section 828 Maximum arrest force, clearance

An employer must ensure that a rope access system used for industrial rope access work

  1. limits the maximum arresting force on a worker to 6 kilonewtons,

  2. prevents the worker from striking a lower surface that could cause injury, unless doing so exposes the worker to other greater hazards, and

  3. minimizes the hazards of swinging and striking an object that could injure the worker.