OHS Code

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

Section 136 Securing and positioning

A worker must ensure that

(a) a portable ladder is secured against movement and placed on a base that is stable,

(b) the base of an inclined portable ladder is no further from the base of the wall or structure than ¼ of the height to where the ladder contacts the wall or structure, and

(c) the side rails of a portable ladder extend at least 1 metre above a platform, landing or parapet if the ladder is used as a means of access to the platform, landing or parapet.