OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 32 Excavating and Tunnelling

Section 455 Safe entry and exit

(1) An employer must ensure that if a worker is required to enter a trench that is more than 1.5 metres deep, a safe point of entering and leaving is located not more than 8 metres from the worker.

(2) An employer must ensure that if a worker is in a trench that is more than 1.5 metres deep, the trench is supported or sloped so that the worker can reach the safe point of entering and leaving safely.