OHS Code

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

Section 817 Standards for low stretch (static) rope

An employer must ensure that low stretch or static rope manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 and used in an occupational rope access system is approved to

  1. CEN Standard EN 1891: 1998, Personal protective equipment for the prevention of falls from a height. Low stretch kernmantel ropes, and is a Type A rope as classified by the standard,

  2. NFPA Standard 1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope, Harness, and Hardware, 2006 Edition, or

  3. UIAA Standard 107: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment – Low Stretch Ropes, and is a Type A rope as classified by the standard.