OHS Code

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

Section 342 Swingstage scaffolds

(1) An employer must ensure that

(a) a commercially manufactured swingstage scaffold is erected, used, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications or specifications certified by a professional engineer,

(b) a swingstage scaffold that is not commercially manufactured is designed and certified by a professional engineer, and

(c) operating procedures are developed for a swingstage scaffold referred to in clause (b).

(2) If it is necessary for the safe operation of a swingstage scaffold with a platform, an employer must ensure that the platform is designed to prevent the swingstage scaffold from swinging or swaying away from the building or structure.