OHS Code

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

Section 348 Permanent suspension powered work platforms

(1) An employer must ensure that the platform of a permanent suspension powered work platform

(a) is constructed, installed, operated, tested, inspected, maintained, altered and repaired in accordance with CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z271-98 (R2004), Safety Code for Suspended Elevating Platforms, or

(b) if it was installed before April 30, 2004, is certified by a professional engineer.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the “rated capacity” in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z271-98 (R2004) is to be taken to mean the total weight of

(a) workers and hand tools, with a minimum aggregate weight of 115 kilograms per worker, and

(b) water and other equipment that the work platform is designed to lift at the rated speed.