OHS Code

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

Section 119 Safe entry and exit

(1) An employer must ensure that every worker can enter a work area safely and leave a work area safely at all times.

(2) An employer must ensure that a work area’s entrances and exits are in good working order.

(3) An employer must ensure that a work area’s entrances and exits are free from materials, equipment, accumulations of waste or other obstructions that might endanger workers or restrict their movement.

(4) An employer must ensure that, if a worker could be isolated from a primary escape route,

(a) there is a ready, convenient and safe secondary means of escape from the work area, and

(b) the secondary escape route is readily useable at all times.

(5) An employer must ensure that all workers are familiar with escape routes from the work area.