OHS Code

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

Section 336 Ladderjack scaffolds

(1) An employer must ensure that ladders used for ladderjack scaffolds are

(a) erected in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, or

(b) if there are no manufacturer’s specifications, are not more than 3 metres apart.

(2) An employer must ensure that brackets in a ladderjack scaffold are designed to

(a) be supported by the side rails of the ladder, or

(b) have at least 90 millimetres of width resting on the ladder rung.

(3) An employer must ensure that a ladderjack scaffold is not more than 5 metres high.

(4) An employer must ensure that there are not more than 2 workers at a time on a ladderjack scaffold.

(5) Despite sections 329 and 330, an employer may use a single commercially manufactured extendable painter’s plank or a commercially manufactured aluminum or laminated plank on a ladderjack scaffold.