OHS Code

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

Section 830 Safety line

  1. An employer must ensure that a safety, secondary, belay, or backup line is used when the working line is the primary means of support.

  2. An employer must ensure that the safety line and the working line are each provided with a separate anchorage connection and are separately fixed to the worker’s harness.

  3. Subsections (1) and (2) do not prohibit both the working line and safety line from being attached to single harness attachment point.

  4. An employer may allow a worker to connect the safety line to the sternal or frontal attachment point of the worker’s full body harness in accordance with the harness manufacturer’s specifications.