OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 762 Emergency escape route

(1) If a primary exit from the principal working platform above the drill floor may be blocked or otherwise compromised, an employer must ensure there is an emergency means of escape from the principal working platform that

(a) is visually inspected by a competent worker at least once a week, and

(b) is kept free of obstructions.

(2) If the emergency means of escape includes using an anchored line, the employer must ensure the line is

(a) installed, tested and maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications, and

(b) able to successfully withstand a pull-test load of 13.3 kilonewtons at the time of its installation.

(3) If an emergency escape safety buggy is used as part of the emergency means of escape, the employer must ensure it is

(a) installed and maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications,

(b) kept at the principal working platform when not in use, and

(c) easily accessible to workers in an emergency.