OHS Code

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

Section 334 Free-standing or rolling scaffolds

(1) An employer must ensure that

(a) the height of a free-standing or rolling scaffold is not more than 3 times its smallest base dimension,

(b) if outriggers are used to attain the 3 to 1 ratio, the outriggers are firmly attached and ensure the stability of the scaffold,

(c) if a vehicle is used instead of scaffold wheels to form a rolling scaffold, all parts of the scaffold are securely fastened together and the scaffold is securely attached to the vehicle,

(d) if outriggers are required to maintain the stability of a vehicle-mounted scaffold, the outriggers are securely attached to the frame of the vehicle, and

(e) a rolling scaffold is equipped with locking wheels or there are blocks for the wheels.

(2) A worker must not remain on a rolling scaffold while it is being moved unless

(a) the height of its work platform is not more than twice its smallest base dimension, and

(b) the surface over which it travels is firm, level and free of hazards that may cause the scaffold to topple.

(3) A worker using a rolling scaffold must engage the wheel locking devices or block the scaffold against movement while the scaffold is stationary and a worker is working from the scaffold.