OHS Code

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

Section 844 Head protection

Despite section 234, if there is a foreseeable danger of injury to a worker’s head while performing non-industrial rope access work, an employer must ensure that a worker wears protective headwear that is appropriate to the hazards and meets the requirements of

  1. CEN Standard EN 12492: 2000, Mountaineering equipment – Helmets for mountaineers – Safety requirements and test methods,

  2. UIAA Standard 106: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment – Helmets, or

  3. ANSI Standard Z89.1-2003, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, for Type II helmets,

if the protective headwear was manufactured on or after July 1, 2009.