OHS Code

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

Section 353 Fly form deck panels

(1) An employer must ensure that a fly form deck panel

(a) is capable of resisting a minimum horizontal load of 3.6 kilonewtons applied in any direction at the upper edge,

(b) has a safety factor against overturning of at least 2 to 1, and

(c) has a safety factor against sliding of at least 1.5 to 1.

(2) An employer must ensure that attachments to the panel are completed and secured before the fly form deck panel is detached from the hoist used to position the panel.

(3) An employer must ensure that erection drawings and procedures respecting a fly form deck panel are readily available to the workers who will assemble, fly, use, dismantle or reuse the panel.

(4) The erection drawings and procedures referred to in subsection (3) must include

(a) a plan view, longitudinal section and cross section of the panel,

(b) the calculated position of the panel’s centre of gravity,

(c) step-by-step procedures for all phases of assembly, flying, use, dismantling, repair and reuse of the panel,

(d) procedures for installing the panel on non-typical floors, and

(e) any supplementary specifications for using the panels that are prepared by the manufacturer, a professional engineer or the employer.

(5) An employer must ensure that no person is on a fly form deck panel while it is being flown.

(6) A person must not be on a fly form deck panel while it is being flown.