OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 23 Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms

Section 335 Half-horse scaffolds

(1) An employer must ensure that

(a) a half-horse scaffold is used only as a light duty scaffold,

(b) half-horse scaffold ledgers are not more than 3 metres apart, and

(c) half-horse scaffold legs are not spliced or more than 5 metres high.

(2) An employer must ensure that the parts of a half-horse scaffold are not less than the lumber sizes specified in Schedule 6, Tables 5 or 6.

(3) If a part of a half-horse scaffold is not made of lumber, an employer must ensure that the part is made of a material that has properties equal to or greater than those of lumber.