OHS Code

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

Section 133 Prohibition

(1) A worker must not perform work from either of the top 2 rungs, steps or cleats of a portable ladder unless the manufacturer’s specifications allow the worker to do so.

(2) Despite subsection (1), a worker may work from either of the top 2 rungs, steps or treads of a stepladder,

(a) if the stepladder has a railed platform at the top, or

(b) if the manufacturer’s specifications for the stepladder permit it.