OHS Code

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

Section 122 Stairways

(1) An employer must ensure that

(a) the width of the treads and the height of the rise of a stairway are uniform throughout its length, and

(b) the treads of a stairway are level.

(2) An employer must ensure that

(a) a stairway with 5 or more risers has the appropriate handrail required by this Code, and

(b) a stairway with open sides has a handrail and an intermediate rail or equivalent safeguard on each open side.

(3) An employer must ensure that temporary stairs are at least 600 millimetres wide.