OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 8 Entrances, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders

Section 128 Ladders on extending booms

(1) An employer must ensure that

(a) if a ladder is a permanent part of an extending boom on powered mobile equipment, no worker is on the ladder during the articulation, extension or retraction of the boom, and

(b) if outriggers are incorporated in the equipment to provide stability, no worker climbs the ladder until the outriggers are deployed.

(2) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to professional fire fighters working on fire fighting equipment.