OHS Code

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

Section 831 Head protection

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

    1. CSA Standard Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear,

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

    3. ANSI Standard Z89.1-1997, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, for Type II helmets,

    4. CEN Standard EN 12492: 2000, Mountaineering equipment – Helmets for mountaineers – Safety requirements and test methods, if the manufacturer’s specifications allow the helmet to be used for industrial work at height, or

    5. UIAA Standard 106: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment – Helmets, if the manufacturer’s specifications allow the helmet to be used for industrial work at height.

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

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

    1. CSA Standard Z94.1-05, Industrial Protective Headwear,

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

    3. ANSI Standard Z89.1-1997, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, for Type I or II helmets,

    4. CEN Standard EN 397: 2006, Industrial safety helmets,

    5. CEN Standard EN 12492: 2000, Mountaineering equipment – Helmets for mountaineers – Safety requirements and test methods, if the manufacturer’s specifications allow the helmet to be used for industrial work at height, or

    6. UIAA Standard 106: 2004, Mountaineering and Climbing Equipment – Helmets, if the manufacturer’s specifications allow the helmet to be used for industrial work at height.

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